Question about 1997 Suzuki VZ 800 Marauder
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.
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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:
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Posted on Apr 28, 2009
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
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.
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
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