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Old 10-12-2012, 02:50 PM   #70006
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The float needle is a small brass needle with a rubber cone shaped tip on the pivoting end of the float.
Umm...I didn't see anything like that when I pulled my carb. Does it go into something? Like would it have maybe stayed inside of one of the many holes in the carb? I know the bike ran great after I put everything together, so I'm kind of curious what else I may have missed.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:03 PM   #70007
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Was out playing Tag-O-Rama last Friday. Last pic of this bike in "street attire" Turned 20,000 miles that afternoon.
Now she goes back to knobbies a smaller mirror and a 14 tooth sprocket. The tankbag will stay for the first dirt ride for evaluation purposes. Any problems and it comes off

I hate a tank bag off pave. Any time you need to get forward while standing it impedes your movement and can cause some bad hill climb out comes.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:06 PM   #70008
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Umm...I didn't see anything like that when I pulled my carb. Does it go into something? Like would it have maybe stayed inside of one of the many holes in the carb? I know the bike ran great after I put everything together, so I'm kind of curious what else I may have missed.
To remove the float needle, you have to separate the float from the cage. When you put it back together, using a float height too, set the float height to 14.7mm.

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Old 10-12-2012, 03:23 PM   #70009
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I hate a tank bag off pave. Any time you need to get forward while standing it impedes your movement and can cause some bad hill climb out comes.
Wolfman Endure tankbag. I can straddle the bag no problem.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:01 PM   #70010
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The 7 year old yellow IMS tank on my DR650 is still yellow...






Mines still blue after 5/6 years...wish it would turn clear so I could mark gallons
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:04 PM   #70011
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To remove the float needle, you have to separate the float from the cage. When you put it back together, using a float height too, set the float height to 14.7mm.

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Okay. I think that might be where it is then. When I removed the float, I pulled that tall column thing that was on one side, and then I pull the other side out where it was all flat down one edge. It all came up at the same time, and nothing fell off it, so I just assumed it was all one piece. If I get some time this weekend, I'm going to take it back off the bike and see about doing a more thorough examination.

Oh, and I went ahead and looked up that missing part from the spring on Bike Bandit. It's only $7.00, so I might as well go ahead and grab that.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:03 PM   #70012
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Look in the BST-40 bible thread, shows the needle and float together in one pic,looks to be aluminum in ours, but still the little rubber tip.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:34 PM   #70013
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Look in the BST-40 bible thread, shows the needle and float together in one pic,looks to be aluminum in ours, but still the little rubber tip.
The BST Bible was what I went off of. That was where I noticed that my spring was missing a part. I just didn't see where to get at that float needle thing. After many frustrating experiences, I've learned better than to try forcing small, plastic parts around. Now that I know they come apart, however, I can check them out. I'm also looking at getting a TM40 for this bike before too long anyways, so this might all be a moot point, but it's always good to learn.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:35 PM   #70014
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The 7 year old yellow IMS tank on my DR650 is still yellow...






Lucky you
I have a plan to turn my yellow-that-used-to-be-white IMS tank white again. I found that using a scotchbrite pad with soft scrub with bleach helped quite a bit.....I just didn't want to spend 24 hours scrubbiing on it to get the best results. So I'm going to get some scotchbrite type pads for my electric drill, along with the softcrub, and use a slower speed to scrub the tank beyond belief.
Believe me that sob is going to be white again
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #70015
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The BST Bible was what I went off of. That was where I noticed that my spring was missing a part. I just didn't see where to get at that float needle thing. After many frustrating experiences, I've learned better than to try forcing small, plastic parts around. Now that I know they come apart, however, I can check them out. I'm also looking at getting a TM40 for this bike before too long anyways, so this might all be a moot point, but it's always good to learn.
You'll have to learn how a carb works, one way or another.

Something like this from the BST-Bible:



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Old 10-12-2012, 06:22 PM   #70016
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You'll have to learn how a carb works, one way or another.

Something like this from the BST-Bible:



Hides in here on our DRs.

Ohhh! Yeah, I saw that part. I guess I just need to pull it out and check it for wear. So I guess I must have put something back together a little incorrectly. I thought it was running well, but now it has a very rough idle if you're not on the choke and pops like crazy on decel. I'm going to order that clip for my spring, and I guess I need to fiddle with my fuel mixture screw. I thought I had measured two full turns, though I could just be a quarter turn or so off when I reset it. Do you back the screw out to richen the mixture a bit?
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:33 PM   #70017
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Do you back the screw out to richen the mixture a bit?
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:48 PM   #70018
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Tell you what, I'm going to devise quick release systems for the side panels, seat, and fuel tank. Even if I don't become a millionaire, I'm sure I'll save about 10,000 man hours per year.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:12 PM   #70019
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The BST Bible was what I went off of. That was where I noticed that my spring was missing a part. I just didn't see where to get at that float needle thing. After many frustrating experiences, I've learned better than to try forcing small, plastic parts around. Now that I know they come apart, however, I can check them out. I'm also looking at getting a TM40 for this bike before too long anyways, so this might all be a moot point, but it's always good to learn.
definitely stop wasting your time - get a tm40 or fcr39. the bst40 is simply not worth learning about, imo...

ymmv,

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Old 10-12-2012, 08:04 PM   #70020
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Tell you what, I'm going to devise quick release systems for the side panels, seat, and fuel tank. Even if I don't become a millionaire, I'm sure I'll save about 10,000 man hours per year.
Ain't that the truth!!
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