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My sons 600 VLX has been running lousy since he bought it. I have narrowed it down to the carb & put mine on his, now his bike runs perfectly. what can be wrong with the carb, i have cleaned & re jetted but it still runs lousy. what else can be wrong??

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  • mikes_111 Jan 02, 2011

    No I dont I'm afraid. What I did find though was that one of the float chambers had a pin hole in it


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It may have to be takin apart and put in a solvent to remove varnish--are u sure the jetting procedure was done rite-thats a sensitive task-may be runnin to lean which can fry the engine valves--do u have a shop jet manual for that model

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  • mikes_111 Jan 02, 2011

    No I dont, what I did find though was one of the floatts was flooded with petrol due to having a pin hole in it.

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    Arnie Burke Jan 03, 2011

    thinc u may hav something there cause that could be messing up the float level setting which is the most important for carbs--a manual will show how to measure the level


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