Gas coming out of overflow hose.
Posted July 07, 2007 - 06:40 PM
When I turned the gas on the, fuel just started running out the overflow. In the past, I know this meant my floats were stuck down. These days, I do not know what my problem could be. I thought I could just turn my card a little, take off the float cover and see whats up. Nottttt. I cant even losen the phillip screw on the air box boot.
Does anybody know if my problem could be something else? Or maybe I could put some additive in my gas to maybe free up the stuck float. I hate to try to take this carb apart.
The price we pay for a high compression water cooled thumper. Oh yea, with a smog pump. Oh boy.
I'm glad I still have my 95 KX500. That bike has been flawless for 12 years, and I can work on it.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Posted July 07, 2007 - 08:35 PM
Posted July 07, 2007 - 08:47 PM
Posted July 07, 2007 - 11:21 PM
What am I getting at? Its called time, and lots of it. I could do a complete carb cleaning on my two stroke blindfolded in less than one hour. The WR, well, I'm thinking four hours.
Its pretty lame to have to work on a bike with so little miles on it. Dont get me wrong. I love my WR to death. That little starter button is worth every penny I paid for that thing. I'm getting too old to be in the middle of a brutal 100 mile ride, being stuck on the side of a cliff to the point of almost puking in my helmet and having to kick start my bike. Its kinda the last thing you want to do. Ever do snowy trail in Gorman CA? If you have, you know what I'm getting at as well.
Posted July 08, 2007 - 09:39 AM
Maybe if you do park it for an extended period, you should consider sta-bil or drain the system.
Posted July 08, 2007 - 05:01 PM
Posted July 08, 2007 - 08:00 PM
I always "turn-off" my bike by turning the petcock to off; at the end of each days ride, or after I wash it, before putting her away. This minimizes fuel in the carb. If you will store the bike for more than a month or two, use a fuel stabilizer, and drain the float bowl.
Posted July 09, 2007 - 04:15 AM
Its pretty lame to have to work on a bike with so little miles on it.
!?!?!?!?! I would say it isn't the bikes fault for having poor storage maintenance. It should only take a few extra minutes to service and clean the WR carb if you are doing the same on your KX in an hour. WR Dave
Posted July 09, 2007 - 04:25 PM
Posted July 09, 2007 - 05:44 PM