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Old 10-05-2012, 11:07 PM   #16
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You may think it was because there was something stuck on the float valve mating service, but it was actually because whatever engine oil you use is the wrong one.






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Old 10-06-2012, 11:16 AM   #17
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You may think it was because there was something stuck on the float valve mating service, but it was actually because whatever engine oil you use is the wrong one.






Ok then Mr Smarty pants, which oil is best?
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:49 AM   #18
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Make sure you do not have floats full of fuel. It is no at all unheard for brass to crack, seems Chinese brass may be brittle. Plastic and foam floats commonly leak..

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Old 10-06-2012, 12:27 PM   #19
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What year EX500?

We had this issue on my kids and replacement float needles fixed it right up (hoses and petcock were all good

I have a carb rebuild lit for the first gen you can have if it is older then a '93 & I can find it
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:12 PM   #20
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also carry a fire extinguisher until you get it fixed, I had a new to me bike catch fire that way and I was very lucky to be able to put it out with my gloves before I lost it some of the overflow gas was ignited by the alternator wires. FWIW in my case the PO had installed new floats and they were a bit too wide at the pivot, no more overflows after I filed them a bit
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