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post #1 of 3 Old 03-26-2008, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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carb problem

I recently dumped my 06, had a sticking float problem afterward, took apart found a piece of gunk that was sticking in the seat (keeping needle from seating). after reinstall of the carb the bike will not run off idle at all,, any throttle input and it dies, idle is a little higher than normal, about 1200, but i didnt make any adjustment or remove any carb part other than the bowl and float,, any suggestions will be appreciated, there are no vacuum leaks. On one attempt i did get it to rap up by rapidly opening/closing the throttle, up to about 4k but it would not hold the RPM died as soon as i quit pumping,, thanks, Jake
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post #2 of 3 Old 03-26-2008, 12:39 PM
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Am sure someone might have better input, but sounds like the float level needs to be readjusted.

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post #3 of 3 Old 04-12-2008, 10:18 PM
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I had a problem with mine with very similar symptoms, it turned out to be crap by the idle screw. I had to drill out the aluminum cap that's pressed into the thing covering the idle screw, remove the screw and clean out the passages with carb cleaner. Once it was all back together it ran great and my mileage went up 4mpg. Hope this helps..........
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