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The bike is over flowing fuel out of the carb. I had the carb rebuilt thinking the floot was bad and it is still doing it. it seem to be coming out of the breather hose of the head, I think

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Reasons why its flooding!
1 x the needle & seat, operated by fuel level [bowl] is not shutting off ! check float level height!
2 x main jet needle has not been fitted properly
[ hasnt been seated past the "o"ring on to the thread]
it may feel like it has, but its just the "o" ring resistance
3 x carby slide piston is not at recommended height! reset it you also need to get both in sync [balanced] it is quite a precise job !
& not for the novice without workshop manual & its a time consuming job $$$$$

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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Replace the needle valve.This pushes up with the float and shuts off the fuel supply.

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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