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Bike dies when it leans over

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Hey took my carb out to clean it. Put it in back in. Now the bike dies when I tilt it even 15 degrees. Took it back out checked the floats they don't appear to be sticking. Anyone know what's going on? Got a big ride tommorow, really need this fixed.

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If I was to guess, I'd say starve, because it starts popping right before it dies.

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Does it the same if you tilt it the other way?

Does it die if revving some when tilting?

Does it die when choke on?

Might be an electrical problem too.

Have you changed your gaswire setting?

Messed with the TPS on the carb?

Have you checked for water in gastank and carb?

More info needed

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Sorry I'm out in the middle of the woods, (muenster), typing this on my cell phone. I start it leaning to the left, stand it up straight then if I lean it slightly to the right. I think if I hold the throttle open then lean it I don't have the problem. Don't think it's water in anything. I think it's carb related. Like with the slide or something.

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Does it the same if you tilt it the other way?

Does it die if revving some when tilting?

Does it die when choke on?

Might be an electrical problem too.

Have you changed your gaswire setting?

Messed with the TPS on the carb?

Have you checked for water in gastank and carb?

More info needed

So whats the gaswire setting? I have my TPS disconnected.

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So whats the gaswire setting? I have my TPS disconnected.

he might have ment grey wire.:thumbsup:

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Yeah I did the grey wire mod. Hooked it up to my old nolonger used headlight switch. Forgot to mention that I turned the carb in the boot, and now the bike dies at a slightly different angle. I believe that proves it's a problem in the carb no?

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U sure u did'nt forgot something when reinstalling carb.

Otherwise it sounds like a floater problem.

This is a cut from the manual;

Float height:

8.0 mm (0.31 in)

Measurement and adjustment steps:

l Hold the carburetor in an upside down

position.

NOTE:

l Slowly tilt the carburetor in the opposite

direction, then take the measurement

when the needle valve aligns with the float

arm.

l If the carburetor is level, the weight of the

float will push in the needle valve, resulting

in an incorrect measurement.

l Measure the distance between the mating

surface of the float chamber and top of the

float using a vernier calipers.

NOTE:

The float arm should be resting on the needle

valve, but not compressing the needle

valve.

l If the float height is not within specification,

inspect the valve seat and needle

valve.

l If either is worn, replace them both.

l If both are fine, adjust the float height by

bending the float tab b on the float.

l Recheck the float height.

Guess you have take that carb out again..

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Yeah I'm gonna take the carb out again. I've taken it out twice to resolve this issue. I measure the floats the same way you do. With it tilted unto the float barely begins to push on the needle. Just out of curiosity though, lets say the float level is off. Lets pretend it's on the high side. Would the wrong float level have such a sudden impact on the engine. It dies as soon as I lean it to the right. Would float problems take a few seconds to effect engine performance?

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