Carb Primer Question

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Sparks66, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Sparks66

    Sparks66 New Member

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    Hi,
    So I am very new to this bike and motor combination. I just got my motor mounted and my bike running yesterday and have been taking short trips. Super fun! Anyway, when I first tried to get the bike going, gas was flooding from the carb. I think was due to the fact that I was priming the carb too much. Is that a very likely possibility? I think it is because I have been putting very small amounts of gas in the tank so when I ran out and put more gas in, I primed the carb again and once again, gas started flooding from the carb. So the other question is: Do I ever need to prime the carb?
    Thanks in advance for all your help and kind answers.
    Sparks
    P.S. I live by the golf course and the park and now I know what you all mean by "that look"
     
  2. Sparks66

    Sparks66 New Member

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    Hi,
    Based on a more thorough review of posts, I guess it's called the tickler and not the primer and I guess it does flood the carb so never mind about the question.
    Thanks everyone.
     
  3. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    I never have to touch the primer & choke to get my bikes started!!!
     
  4. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    Yeah - comin' from the guy in LA lol, I've been needing to use the choke a lil up here in the frozen northlands lately...

    I wonder why :p
     
    #4 BarelyAWake, Nov 16, 2009
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  5. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Yep!!! It was in the mid 70's for our bike ride on Saturday!!! :D
    I really hate these harsh LA winters!!! laff
     
  6. Nashville Kat

    Nashville Kat Active Member

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    Ya know I've never once primed mine I don't think and was sorta surprised when I noticed the button again- now I'm wondering if that button is where some of the gas is leaking....?
     

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