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NEEDLES stuck or floats stuck might need carbs kits MOPAR KENNY

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1996 Yamaha XV 535 Virago DX not getting gas to carburetor

Hi, Anonymous always check the fuel flow first to isolate the problem area otherwise the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. Fuel cap or fuel tank not venting properly.
3. Fuel filter clogged with rust or dirt.
4. Fuel valve/petcock not in the on or reserve position.
5. Vacuum line to fuel valve cracked, broken, pinched, or missing*
6. Fuel valve/petcock clogged or diaphragm cracked, cut or torn*
7. Fuel line from the fuel valve to the carburetor or fuel pump clogged, cracked, pinched, bent, broken, or missing.
8. Fuel pump not working*
9. Fuel line touching cylinder or head causing fuel to boil and vapor lock, repair by rerouting and wrapping line with convoluted tubing.
10. Carburetor inlet clogged.
11. Carburetor float or needle and seat stuck.
12. Carburetor not venting properly overflow line or bowl fitting clogged, pinched, or bent.
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Oct 04, 2017 | 1996 Yamaha XV 535 Virago DX

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if memory serves me right it should have two bolts holding the seat on then there should be a bolt for the tank after you remove the seat ,if not bolts on the seat there would be a key holder cheers

May 21, 2014 | 1996 Yamaha XV 535 Virago DX

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Gas pouring out of overflow tube, gas in crank case

Definitely a carb. clean problem. Gas is more than 6 months old & has float needle stuck. Clean carbs. & always replace the float needle valve assy\'s & bowl gaskets. There is nothing you can put in the gas tank to clean carb correctly.

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2005 honda shadow arow overflows all the gas wile running its a 750

it can be very hard to correctly trace a gas leak.. Start with the petcock at the tank - make sure its not leaking, carefully move your way down towards the carbs..

If it is indeed the carbs - you will have to pull them and clean (possibly rebuild).. Either the floats are flooding / sinking and not blocking the incoming fuel, or dirt has stopped the needle from sealing properly, or you might have an external leak on the hoses / orings etc..

It might be your tank overflow - is the tank completely full when this happens?

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Gas leaking through overflow

Your carbs need cleaning and setting,, the needle and seats are what controls the flow of gas into the float bowls... the floats movement (up and down) regulate the movement (opening and closing) of the needle and seat

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I have a 1988 750 Virago I just rebuilt my carbs so I decided to change the oil also and I found that there was gas in the oil. What could cause this.


when you rebuilt the carbs did you adjust the floats or needles because it sounds like you are flooding and the gas is leaking out

hope this helps


Oct 15, 2011 | 1988 Yamaha XV 535 Virago DX

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Your throttle cable is likely to be rusted. It can be saved with a liberal spray of WD-40 into the cable shroud and left to run down the cable inner. You have to remove this cable and hang up from one end.
Fuel residue is likely to interfere with the smooth operation of the carburettors. Remove the fuel line from tank, and remove drain plugs from carby's. Spray continously some Carburetor Cleaner (avail. all auto accessory stores) down the fuel hose till it comes out the base of carby's. Allow to evaporate and repeat. A full tank cleaning fluid is also available from most auto shops. Thoroughly check all rubber components, wheels and brakes before getting back on the road. Cheers

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Yamaha Virago 750 remove the gas tank and carburetors

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Gas runs out of from carburetor

if you suspect the float is stuck, grab a screwdriver and tap the carb float bowl with the handle. you should be able to see this from the bottom of the tank. hopefully this will unstick the float.

if it doesn't, then it will require removing the carb and taking the float bowl off and seeing if the float is adjusted properly.

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