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Suzuki 800, 1997 carb floats stuck

After sitting all winter. started machine, gas leaking, carb floats stuck. Will getting fresh gas and or adding an additive help unstick the floats? Then I could get it to a shop anyway.

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The floats are easy to fix...getting to them is the problem. the old gass has gone bad and will not ease up if new gass added.
remove carbs undo the 4 retaining bolts on the bottom of the carbs spray with carb cleaner free them up by hand (try not to adjust anything) and replace on bike !

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SOURCE: Rear Carb leaks fuel out of overflow

Hole in the float. It fills with gas, sinks and fails to stop the fuel flow

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Almost always, your described problem would be the float needle not closing the inlet seat. This could be caused by a dirt, sand, contaminant, worn needle ends, grooves on the seat. Unfortunately, the only fix would be to pull down the carbs again and redo. Considerations are:

  • ensure the pointed end of the float needle are not nicked, worn, necked, scratch;
  • ensure that the inlet seat are perfectly round and smooth. You may need a very very fine abrasive material and a Q-tip or cotton buds and do a bit of lapping ( almost similar to valve grinding);
  • ensure the float height is correctly adjusted;
  • verify float is not punctured with fuel sloshing inside.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

SOURCE: Cleaning carbs on Suzuki GS650 L, what is the float setting?

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.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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SOURCE: 1986 Suzuki GS 450 won't start

Take the carburetors apart and either rebuild them or clean them thoroughly.

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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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