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There shouldnt be a hole in the float..if there is, the float is shot...the gas can never shut off if its filled with gas

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Just bought a 82 xj650. It has some flooding on the right carb. any suggestions? Gas comes out the right side exhaust, also dies after running about 10 to 15 minutes.


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1.Remove the Float Bowl, (Turn gas off first), and clean the crud out of the bowl. (Bottom of the carburetor)
There is a brass nut in the middle of the float bowl, which is on the bottom of the carburetor.
There is a fiber, or brass washer on that bolt. DON'T lose it! (Turn it to the left)
The brass bolt, (Main Jet Plug), goes through the float bowl, and into the Main Jet.

Remove the float, (Carefully! If it's a plastic designed float, Don't nick it with your fingernail/s. Also make sure it isn't soaking up gas. If so, {You'll know!}, replace it)

A.DON'T let the float needle valve fall out, when you remove the float! The Float Needle is attached to the float, with a small 'hair spring' clip.

B.DON'T lose the tiny, 'hair spring' clip, that attaches the float needle to the float.
Observe VERY carefully how this tiny spring clip goes on the float, ->Before you remove the float pin. (The float rotates up, and down, on this long round pin) It has to be put back the same exact way)

Handle the float with extreme care. It is set to a certain height. The measurement goes from the bottom of the carburetor body, (Where the side of the float bowl touches), to the top edge of the float.

The top of the Float Needle has a groove cut around it. That 'Hair Spring' clip I described above, clips in this groove. The other end of this 'Hair Clip', goes around a flat area that extends out of the side of the float.
Once you get the float bowl down a bit, you'll see what I'm referring to above.

C.The Float Needle Valve is made of metal, and has a Neoprene, (Like rubber), tip on the end. The Neoprene tip is cone shaped. A light little ring mark on the Neoprene tip is okay.
If the tip is broken, or mushed out, the Float Needle Valve is no good.

More than likely you just have crud in the float bowl, and it is also down in the Float Needle Valve Seat.
(The Float Needle Seat is a brass cylindrical shaped piece. It has a tapered hole inside, down at the bottom. Fuel, {Gas} comes through this tapered hole, and the Float Needle Valve regulates how much. The float raises, which raises the float needle valve. Fuel comes through the tapered hole. The float drops, which lowers the float needle valve, and stops fuel from coming through the tapered hole, and into the float bowl)

After time, the bottom of your gas tank develops rust, from moisture in the gasoline.
Dirt also finds it's way into a bike's gas tank. Also the additives in gasoline accumulate after a while.

If you do not have an inline fuel filter, I advise you buy, and install one. This way you change the fuel filter element, and do not have to tear the carb/s down again.

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YOUR PROBLEM IS SIMPLE.
FIRST OF ALL THE HOLE IN THE PRIMER BUTTON MUST BE THERE TO POP BACK OUT EACH TIME YOU PRESS IT NOW AS TO THE GAS COMING OUT OF THERE
THE FLOAT IN THE CARB IS STUCK IN THE FILL POSITION AND WILL NOT LIFT ONCE THE BOWL IS FULL TO STOP THE GAS FROM FILLING OR YOU HAVE A PIN HOLE IN THE FLOAT ITSELF.UNDO THE NOT ON THE BOOTM OF THE BOWL WITH THE LAWN MOWER TILTED ON A 45 DEGREE ANGLE SEE IF YOU CAN MOVE THE FLOAT UP AND DOWN IF IT IS FREE MOVING SPRAY THE WHOLE AREA CLEAN WITH CARB CLEANER AND REASSEMBLE TRY TO START ,IF STILL THE SAME PROBLEM YOU WILL NEED TO REBUILD THE CARB AND INSTALL A NEW FLOAT

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I am getting fuel leaking from the bottom of the carb and I have adjusted the screws on the bottom of the carb but it is still leaking...it is a 1997 flstf fatboy


Carburetors have a Float Bowl on the bottom. This float bowl has a small amount of fuel, that the carburetor uses. (The float bowl's amount of fuel, is replenished from the gas tank. The fuel is gravity fed from the gas tank, through the Fuel Line)

The float bowl has a Float Needle inside. The float needle is attached to the Float. The Float resembles a thick doughnut. On one end of this doughnut, is a flat piece of metal shaped like a U on the end. Looking at this -> U shape, there are two holes at the top. There is a metal pin that goes through these holes, and the pin is attached on it's end's, by the main body of the carburetor.

The flat metal U shape, and the metal pin, works together to form a type of hinge, allowing the float to pivot on it.
Where the U shaped hinge is attached, the float needle, clips to it.

The float needle has a tapered neoprene tip, and sits in a Float Needle Seat. This seat is a barrel shaped piece of brass, and has a tapered hole at the bottom. Fuel comes up through this seat, and the float needle regulates how much fuel can come in.

As the float drops down, it draws the float needle out of the float needle seat, and fuel comes in. As the float bowl fills with fuel, the float rises, and pushes the float back up, also pushing the float needle back into the float needle seat, cutting off the flow of fuel.

There is a specified height of the float, in relation to where the float sits in the float bowl. If the float sits too high, the float bowl fills up with fuel, and overflows. This overflow goes through an Overflow Tube, on the carburetor.
(If the float sits too low, the engine starves for gas)

A LOT of times, crud builds up in the gas tank, makes it's way through the fuel line, and gets into the float bowl. It can get in-between the float needle, and the float seat, thereby flooding the carburetor out, and fuel comes out of the overflow tube.

The float bowl is also attached to the carburetor with a brass main jet nut. At the bottom of the float bowl, this will look like a brass head of a bolt. Under the brass head is a small O-ring. This can leak. First step is too insure this is tight. (Do Not Over tighten! This is part of the main jet, and is expensive! It's Brass)

Where the outer part of the float bowl itself, attaches to the carburetor, there is another O-ring.
A large one. This O-ring, like the main jet O-ring, can deteriorate over time. Additives that gasoline has in it, heat from the engine, and heat from the sun does this. Plus just age. Neoprene breaks down after time.

It could also be that the neoprene tip of the float needle has broken down.

You indicated you adjusted screws on the bottom.
These are the Main Jet, and Idle Jet -> Air Mixture screws. All they adjust is how much air goes through these jets.
The amount of fuel going through, is predetermined by specific passageways, that are drilled through the main body of the carburetor.

This only comes into play when the engine is running. With the engine off, and fuel leaking out, you have crud under the float needle, or one or more of those O-rings has deteriorated.

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