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Old 12-01-2011, 02:47 AM
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Location: Maryland
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

I hate float valve carbs.
First off: my cheap engine came improperly assembled from the start, seems you can put it together ALMOST correctly and it will usually work. I figured out what the little clip on the other side of the float valve lever was for myself. I guess the designer did not communicate well with the manufacturer.
Worse, one little grain of sand and the whole thing just floods itself and pours gas all over the pavement.
Tonight I disassembled and reassembled my carb under a street light three times before saying "Fine, if I run full throttle the slow flow petcock won't let it flood and even if I get 12 miles to a gallon I will get home before dawn.
Eventually I stopped for a break and the carb was working fine, not flooding. I guess the obstruction worked it's way into the cylinder.
I use two fuel filters (both standard with the BGF kit). What else can I do?
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