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How do i adjust my 2003 honda vlx motorcycle carb so it won't die when driven past 60 mile an hour.

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SOURCE: need to know the flote height for a 1968 honda motorcycle 350

Hi! I presume you have a Kei Shein carburettor set up? if so there really isnt a float height as such, if you are experiencing flooding or fuel spewing out of the rear aperture it is more likely the float needle/valve is either worn or has foreign matter stopping it from shutting out the fuel supply.
When you take the float bowl off and look at the float you'll see at the end under a tang a tiny spring around the tang which is attached to the float needle careful removal will reveal all for servicing.
O.K. penny dropped? do you mean Needle Jet? if so try middle to start and check plug colour after good run, remember raising richens the mixture lowering weakens. Trial & error I'm afraid as mileage, wear and fuel quality all determine final result?
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Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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SOURCE: motorcycle dies while riding,like gas is cut off

Most likely your high speed needle valve seat has dirt in it. Try removeing the bowl and cleaning the Main Jet.

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SOURCE: 2004 honda shadow 600 VLX leaking fork seal bike

The seal under the dirt seal on the fork was leaking when I picked the bike up from the owner. left the fork oil under the dirt seal kept bouncing the forks up and down for 4 days the seal got soft from the fork oil so I pulled the dirt seal up then cleaned the fork oil under it with a rag then checked it for leaks then pushed dirt seal back down in the groove and its not leaking now 200 miles and still dry.

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

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SOURCE: motorcycle dies while riding,like gas is cut off

Check fuel pump. You might have a bad diaphragm.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

SOURCE: honda vlx 600 seems to be running rich,took out a

There are two set screws on the throat of the intake. One is the high side and the other is the low side. You need to turn the high side about 1/4 turn clockwise. If it is still rich, do it again until it is nominal.

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