Question about Suzuki VS 800 Intruder Motorcycles
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have a 1982 Virago 750 that I just did a carb rebuild to. To set the float levels I built a jig from wood that simulates the position of the carbs when mounted on the bike. This jig clamps into my bench vise. I created a fuel supply using a small funnel and a piece of fuel hose mounted above the level of the carbs.. After that all you need is a short length of transparent fuel hose to attach to the drain on the bottom of the float bowl to provide the visual indication of the float setting. Now you are ready to set up the float levels on your bench. This is way easier than trying to set them up in the bike.
Make sure that the jig is set up so that the carbs sit as level as possible across the pair and that they sit as close to the natural position in the bike in the lengthwise position when the bike is sitting level.
The process of setting up these floats can be very tedious, be patient. It may require that the float bowls be removed multiple times to get it correct (I replaced the philips head machine screws with allen head screws to make this easier). Printed instructions for the procedure look for a certain fuel level setting plus or minus 1mm. This kind of tolerance can be quite difficult to get when the only adjustment you have to work with is to bend the metal tang on the float assembly.
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
Connect a clear tube to the drainplug of each carb and secure them to side above the float chamber.
Make sure bike is on level ground and unscrew the drain screws about one turn or until you see the fuel rising up in the tube.
The fuel level should be between 11.5~12.5mm below the highest point of the float chamber line.
Always have a fire extinguisher handy when performing these tests
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
runs good when it firsts starts then cuts out bad and wont stay in the power ban 04 sx 65 any ideas?? cleaned carbs and jets but still the same
Posted on Aug 27, 2011
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