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I have a 2006 Suzuki gz125 it leeks out the bottom of the carb when switch off after running. My mate says the float is stuck. How easy is it for an amateur mechanic to fix this. Would this also cause the bike to lose power.

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SOURCE: Cleaning the Carb - Suzuki gz125

Looking at that bike. Seat off, tank off ,side covers etc.Turn off fuel remove fuel line, loosen motor side and air filter side pipe clamps. then remove carby from bike Unscrew plunger on top disconnect throttle cable from plunger

Most *** Carby's are the same I use any bike book or Manuel to gather info on how to disassemble and assemble.

Carby's
are sensitive things if you are not sure on how to inspect and clean properly take it to a pro.

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Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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to check the float height, invert the carb body holding the float arm pin so the pin will not slip off. With the float arm kept free, measure the height it should be 22.4 + or - 1.0mm
This is what the shop manual says.
basically what that means turn the float bowl upside down and keep the bottom of the float even with the edge of the bowl.

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SOURCE: LEAKING OVERFLOW PROBLIM

it sounds to me like the carb float levels are out of adjustment and it is overfilling the bowls,or,the needle valve seats are worn and leaking,which will allow fuel to continue filling the bowls even though it looks like they are closed,remove the carbs from the bike,remove the bowls,turn the cabs upside down close the floats(push them right to the top,this simulates full bowls)then blow throgh the fuel inlet pipe,if you can hear air escaping from around the seats they are faulty,also check that the seats themselves are tight in the carb body,i dont know why but gsxr carbs seem to shake the valve seats loose..hope this helps

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Float setting for BS34ss carb

I have a set my float to 22.0 +- 1.0 for a Mikuni carb.
To set floats, drain the carbs, pull the carbs from the bike invert and remove float bowl.
With the carb inverted, take off the float bowls. Take off the gasket. Use a vernier caliper or an accurate device to measure from the carb body to the top of the float block.
Here is are a couple of good sites about carbs and such.
http://www.allthingsmoto.com/forums/f-15/how-set-your-motorcycle-carburetor-float-level-more-commentary-13608/
http://www.dansmc.com/carbs2.htm

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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SOURCE: carb flooding 1978 ts 250 suzuki trail bike, new

You only have three options as to what is wrong. Either the float is stuck, adjusted wrong or trash is not letting the float needle close fully. My bet is trash from the gas tank.

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