Quick Question: Carb Overflow
Posted June 22, 2007 - 07:09 AM
Whenever the bike is off and I lean it at an angle, like a few degrees past kickstand angle, gas comes out of the overflow tube. But in little squirts, its not a stream. I have double checked my Floatbowl Drain screw also.
Posted June 22, 2007 - 07:21 AM
Posted June 22, 2007 - 07:32 AM
Posted June 22, 2007 - 08:48 AM
So how do I know when the needle is adjusted correctly?
And would this have to do with uneasy starting?
The bike used to start second kick cold, but now it acts likes its flooded. I can start it but it takes quite a few kicks. Would leaving the petcock on overnight lead to flooding?
Posted June 22, 2007 - 09:09 AM
However if I were you I would read the service manual(check sticky note at top of this forum) and then I would perform a very through carburetor cleaning and adjustment. while you are in there I would write down all the jet sizes so that when you ask for more help on the forum you can provide specific information inorder to recieve more specific help. BTW that bike after proper service should start first kick. maybee 2-3 kicks after periods of storage.
Posted June 22, 2007 - 02:52 PM
There is a allen bolt at the left lower part of the carb bowl it is a carb drain. Use this after a ride/ service so as to store the bike with no fuel in the carb. The carb will stay clean and the motor will start right up when you turn on the fuel.
Posted June 22, 2007 - 03:24 PM
Ok I was thinking that that would be a good idea because I'm finding that if I leave the petcock on overnight, its hard to start.
Why is that?
Posted June 23, 2007 - 11:43 AM
Just a thought.
Posted June 23, 2007 - 01:13 PM
Now when you take the carb off, what do you do with the throttle cables?
Do you unscrew them? because it looks like they are at a certain adjustment.
or do you just unscrew the mount and take the cables out of the holes.
And do you take of the subframe as well?
Posted June 25, 2007 - 09:39 AM
When you reinstall them you adjust them correctlly.
Posted June 25, 2007 - 10:05 AM
Do I just screw them all the way in and count the turns out? Is it that exact?
Posted June 25, 2007 - 11:04 AM
when you reinstall put them back the way you took them off. Then you check the throttle for play you should have a little bit of play on the open cable and no binding or pulling through full steering input. the close cable should have a small amount of play but should be able to close the throttle fully with ease.