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How do i adjust the float bowls in my 96 bandit 600?got any pics on that as well.

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Why would you want to adjust the floats? It's generaly never something that has to be done. It's set at factory and never needs tampering with. If your having carby problems, try other things first, cleaning them out, mabey re jetting.

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Sounds like a weak battery. Swap batteries and see if it will start.
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Clean the fuel system
Remove the water trap bowl at the bottom of the petcock, (gas valve). Any water or trash in the bowl? Drain a cup of gas from the tank. Any water or trash in the cup? Dump it, clean it and re-mount it, ( not all bikes have a water trap bowl ).

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Be sure to put these two screws back in the same hole they came out of. IMPORTANT > do not tighten these two screws down. Only screw these in until they LIGHTLY seat. Now turn each screw one and one half turns outward. Put the rest of the carb back together, clean the air filter and install the carb. Let the float bowl fill then start the engine. Set the idle speed with the idle screw. This process should get you back on the road.


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