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Old 05-08-2012, 07:58 AM   #42121
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you probably have dirty gas and some sediment is plugging up the float valve inside the float bowl...

try tapping the float bowl with the handle of a scredriver while jiggling the bike from side to side...

if that doesnt release the crap inside, then the carb needs a thoruogh MANUAL cleaning

by manual that doesnt mean just spray carb cleaner...

that means taking it apart and cleaning with compressed air and some solvent or whatnot all the passagweays and voids in and out of the carb...

be careful with the rubber bits

also a dash of seafoam on the next tank fulls or so might be enough to "rinse" the dirty fuel and or varnish away

not everybody is a fan of seafoam though...

to each there own

good luck!

try the tapping of the bowl first

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Thanks for the input, being it's new, I just picked it up in March, if tapping etc doesn't work, I'll stop in to the dealer see what they do, hell carb issue at 200 miles come on....what is seafoam I'm not familiar with it?
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:59 AM   #42122
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Thanks for the input, being it's new, I just picked it up in March, if tapping etc doesn't work, I'll stop in to the dealer see what they do, hell carb issue at 200 miles come on....what is seafoam I'm not familiar with it?
Take it back to them, they must fix this no question
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:02 AM   #42123
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im a sailor so just take my advice with a grain of salt

seafoam is really good at cleaning gunk and varnish out of fuel tanks, fuel systems...

just add a couple of ounces evry tank full, 4-6 ounces actually

yeah since its new its odd you have bad gas or something that woukd plug up the float valve, so just take it back in...

IF YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE with the mechanics there...

only

if not try what I sugested...

anyways sometomes dealers though leave gas in the bikes, and well you really dont know if the carb has any "bad" gas or crap n it until you take it apart

since its new I wouldnt recomend taking it all apart...

just try some seafoam and run it a bit, or the tapping...

if you dont want to do that then go and rant at the dealers! jajaaja

good luck and welcome
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:05 AM   #42124
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Take it back to them, they must fix this no question
only if you feel comfortable with them! really cant emphasize this enough unless yo just say change my bike and give me a new one...

i trust dealers and mechaincs no more than I trust a dog with rabies unless they have a great reputation, these days thats few and far between

anyways rant over

its a simple fix...

either way

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Old 05-08-2012, 08:41 AM   #42125
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I can't emphasize enough- put a real gas filter in the line!

My weird occasional carb behavior, once in a blue moon flooding, 'felt-a-little-off-that-last-ride', all that crap was banished forever after adding a real filter.

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Old 05-08-2012, 08:47 AM   #42126
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I can't emphasize enough- put a real gas filter in the line!

My weird occasional carb behavior, once in a blue moon flooding, 'felt-a-little-off-that-last-ride', all that crap was banished forever after adding a real filter.

Dave
Thanks Dave,

yeah that was on my to do list, going to make that happen this week.

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Old 05-08-2012, 08:48 AM   #42127
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I can't emphasize enough- put a real gas filter in the line!

My weird occasional carb behavior, once in a blue moon flooding, 'felt-a-little-off-that-last-ride', all that crap was banished forever after adding a real filter.

Dave
now thats some solid advice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

also todays gas sucks

lasts about two weeks before performance goes down the tube...anopther reason seafoam is good, its a fuel stabilizer too that prevents humidity and moisture to get trapped in the gas and carb...

sailor out!

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Old 05-08-2012, 09:32 AM   #42128
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Question Black Side Covers

Anybody knows if you can buy Black Side Covers and if so where?
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:40 AM   #42129
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Anybody knows if you can buy Black Side Covers and if so where?
At your local PAINT store.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:40 AM   #42130
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You can go to www.xrsonly.com they have a lot of used OEM parts like wheels but they also have a Huge selection of New OEM parts as well as great parts for your XRL and all of your Honda needs.
where on their site do you find used parts??? i've searched all over it. maybe it's so obvious, that i'm missing the link
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:43 AM   #42131
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Anybody knows if you can buy Black Side Covers and if so where?
i had good luck with krylon loss gloss black engine paint on my xrl. sprayed it and it held up great for a few years and was till looking good when i sold it.i wet sanded the stock paint with 320 grit then just sprayed them.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:46 AM   #42132
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At your local PAINT store.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:46 AM   #42133
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i had good luck with krylon loss gloss black engine paint on my xrl. sprayed it and it held up great for a few years and was till looking good when i sold it.i wet sanded the stock paint with 320 grit then just sprayed them.
Ok, so now it looks like the only option
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:18 PM   #42134
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where on their site do you find used parts??? i've searched all over it. maybe it's so obvious, that i'm missing the link
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:45 PM   #42135
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ps.since its so new is it under warranty? Take it back and tell them the float level is messed up and leaking out the overflow, if you dont want to do this yourself...then again good mechanics at dealerships is more scarce than anything these days...
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