Does this sound like a float problem?

Contact SUDCO regarding details of any FCR carb. They are the importer.

SUDCO is where I purchased the pressed-in valve seat (that won't work with my model) and the float components. I also spoke to a tech there who told me that my valve seat is non-replaceable and the entire carb needs to be scrapped if the o-ring and/or valve seat is bad.

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SUDCO is where I purchased the pressed-in valve seat (that won't work with my model) and the float components. I also spoke to a tech there who told me that my valve seat is non-replaceable and the entire carb needs to be scrapped if the o-ring and/or valve seat is bad.

Did you buy the bike used, with that carb?

Was it running?

Sounds like someone did the old switch-a-roo on you.

Did you buy the bike used, with that carb?

Was it running?

Sounds like someone did the old switch-a-roo on you.

No switch-a-roo. I had ridden this bike a couple of years ago and really liked it. The owner (a good friend of my brothers) hadn't been riding it, so he humped it from TX to NC (along with his bike) and we all went for a ride. As soon as he pulled it out of the trailer and started it up, it started dumping fuel out of the overflow. I had my backup bike with me, so I rode it.

We both thought it was a stuck/bad float. I bought it.

In hindsight, I wish I hadn't, but I really thought this was going to be a $40 clean & fix.

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