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Old 05-19-2011, 08:22 PM   #563
Scrambler Weirdo
Espresso Racer
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Somewhere in Ontario
Oddometer: 85
Originally Posted by MarcoPolo View Post
Hey Weirdo,
I have been lurking and enjoying your build as well, I like both fancy stuff and more simple things as well, so we're on the same page here.

Your carb issue kinda sounds to me like a float valve not closing properly or a leaky float. Have you noticed if the floats get gas inside? You have to remove the floats and shake them, if there's gas in them you either dry them out and solder them or replace them altogether.

Also make sure you adjust the float height to the correct specs, it cannot be guessed.

...oh, yea the needle only matters off idle.

Keep up the good work, with a bit of patience you'll get it running right!

Cool man, thanks for the props. I know you are one of the guys that have been around since the beginning when I couldn't even post pics. Much appreciated.

The floats are solid, I have had them out and check for leaks. The float valves are good too, one had a small ridge that I polished out and they both seal. I have kinda been guessing at the float height... Can I measure it with the carbs on? School me.
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