time to buy a $10 carb

Discussion in 'Intake & Exhaust' started by Kartooo, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. Kartooo

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    got 3 good rides outta it. 4t time turned fuel on and it just ran out of the air filter. float holds the fuel well, can't see the leak so it must be a micro split at the seam. took 3 rides with gaps in between to fill it up. it's a china girl NT
     

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    The gas in the float is your reserve fuel supply.

    Yes, the price of these parts adds to the fun of this hobby. Happy riding!
     
  4. crassius

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    float can be fixed, but often fails again
     
  5. Kartooo

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    how ?
    precision touch with a hot soldering iron maybe ?
    drop of CA glue in the right spot ?

    that thing is still 3/4 full of gas !!
    i'll flip it over tomorrow to see if it empties itself from the other side.
     
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    it won't empty by itself, one needs to put it in a pot of boiling water till it all evaporates out - doesn't take too long

    let cool for quite a while to equalize pressure, then paint with epoxy along seam
     
  7. Kartooo

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    thanks, i'll just replace.

    i keep driving these things a greater distance from home lately when we have good weather and i'm always thinking how hard it would be to peddle back home !!

    out of the kazillions made i wonder how many have this problem.
    on a fwd tilted eng the crankcase would fill up real quick if the petcock was left on.....
     
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    I've seen less than a dozen over 8 or so years of doing repairs.
     

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