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Old 05-18-2010, 10:15 PM
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Default Re: Starving For Fuel ?

Sounds as if you've confirmed good flow from the tank to the carburetor. Now let's look at the carb. The float, the white plastic thing in the carb bowl controls the fuel flow along with a needle valve. It's not uncommon for the that valve to get clogged with dirt which could cause the conditions you've described. Remove the bowl and the float and see if the fuel still flows as well as it did with the fuel line disconnected from the carb. It should. If not try blowing into the fuel line with either compressed air or your mouth to see if the needle valve is clear. Try these and get back to us.
If you're sure you're running lean due to fuel starvation use caution. A lean condition can damage the engine. Correct the problem before riding, especially at wide open throttle (WOT)
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