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My #3 carburator is not getting fuel. Help!

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Drain your fule tank to nearly empty if you can,, if not pull fule pipe off cards and blow hard up fule pipe into tank, (with fule tap open) you should here bubbles in the tank,,if not its the tank fule tap or filter,,,,if you do here bubbles and fule runs freely from pipe when fule tap is turned on the problem is in the card its the flote neadle stuck,, strip card and clean it all out,, dont poke wire into any jets,, you will only do more harm than good, take your time and put it all back as you took it apart

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You couldn't have picked a worse carburator for location to get to. The first thing I would do is to loosen the drain screw on the bottom of the carb and watch to see how much fuel drains out. Since you state that it is not getting any fuel I assume you have already done that. Next you will want turn off the fuel valve then remove the float bowl (you can get to the phillips screws with a short shank screwdriver or a offset screwdriver) and again turn on the fuel valve to see if fuel is getting past the float needle. If fuel is not getting past the needle you will have to remove the carburators from the motorcycle and inspect the fuel passages for a blockage. I don't think you will have to go that far. Most likely the float needle is stuck in the seat.

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