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What is float height? - 1998 kawasaki ER-5

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Float height is the level of the floats inside the bowl of the carburetor , this height regulates the level of gas in the bowl, If the level is too high, you won't have enough gas in the bowl to achieve proper jetting (you MIGHT seize the motor), if the level is too low, gas will leak out of the over flow and overall jetting will be off, (this is measuring the float level with the carbs off the bike/atv.)

Posted on Nov 18, 2021

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SOURCE: I need to reset the float levels in my carbys to

You describe a problem with either the float or the float-needle and seat. If the needle is not seating then the gas flows past it. If the float has a pin-hole leak, then it will fill with gas and sink.
On some bikes you can remove the carb bowl without removing the carbs. If so, slide the hinge pin holding the float to one side and remove. The float will drop straight down. Catch the needle since it is now loose. Unscrew the needle seat with a socket.
Clean all metal parts in carburator cleaner...do not get carb cleaner on any rubber part. Shake the float and listen for gas inside or see if it floats in water.
Test the needle seal in the seat by blowing gently thru seat. Needle must seat completly with very little pressure holding the needle in the seat.
Re-assemble with new bowl gasket if damaged. A carb rebuild kit ($35) might be available for 1973 carb and contains all new parts instead of cleaning. Kit might even contain new float and float adjust guide.
Avoid adjusting float level if re-using the old float. If using new float, temporarily install old and measure distance to carb body. Install new and match this measuremnt. Bend tang to adjust.

Good luck,
Techjoel

Posted on May 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 kawasaki vulcan 1500 carb float is stuck open

tap the bowl with a block of wood. Eventually you will need to take off the carb, diassemble it, and soak all the parts in solvent for an hour

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

Anonymous

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SOURCE: 1985 Kawasaki GPZ600 carby flooding engine when

sounds like the float level is set to high and it is laeking out the over flow. try adjusting float level.

Posted on Mar 24, 2010

tombones

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SOURCE: My 1974 kawasaki enduro 250's

The float should be free on the hinge pin. Clean the pin and be sure it is not bent. Is the float mounted upside down? Check to be sure the float still floats > If a pin hole , crack or corroded solder seal lets fuel into the float then the bowl will overfill and leak. The float needle is in place isn't it? Please rate my answer. Thanks.

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

Anonymous

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SOURCE: what is the float height on Keihin CVK34 on a

17mm

Posted on Oct 17, 2010

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