I put the carb on the bike and kick it over a few times...yay! Compression is back, but no starting. Looking at the carb and cracking the throttle, I dont see the acclerator pump squirting. Not optimal. It was pulsing fine before the rebuild even with an accelerator diaphragm that looked like shredded lettuce. Thank you, gubment for the nice ethanol in the gas. I took the carb off and rechecked the accelerator pump. Diaphragm is on the right way with button facing the spring and new spring...two new O-rings. I didnt replace the pushrod because the old one was fine and moved freely. The length is the same. What gives?
I thought it might be a float problem (grasping at straws) so I decided to try a float adjustment. Obviously, I dont understand what "take a measurement when the needle valve aligns with the float arm" means in the manual. I bent the tab up to do what I thought was right. By "up, I mean toward the bottom of the bowl as I was holding it upside down when working on it.
Put the carb back on, attached all the bits. Still no start, still no accel pump squirt but plenty of fuel leaking out of a vent line.....oh, for joy. Thats gotta be a bad float setting.
Someone please educate me before I self induce more maladies.
Edited by MiGkillr, March 13, 2013 - 03:33 PM.