Carburetor question

crabdance

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I've read all of the other post about carb problems and they don't seem to apply to my problem so I wanted to post this about mine. My primer button seems to be sticking and flooding the carburetor. When I pull over and tap on the button a few times it will run fine again. If I don't it will lose power and cut out and not run to it's full potential. My question is, how do I fix this permanently? Right now it's doing it almost everyday.

I appreciate any help,
cd
 
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Crab, take the carb apart and look at the pin that goes into the bowl and pushes down on the float. It prob. has some trash on it or is bent. It is soo simple and idea, you will see once you look at it. I have read posts on taking it out and putting a wood screw in the hole.......


Do a search for "tickler" and you will see there are a few leakers........
George....
 

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Thanks

Thanks Misteright,

I'm trying to get up the courage to take the carburetor off. Once I do I will have to check my blood pressure... lol I will check what you are talking about and see what I can come up with. I'm also going to do a search on the topic that you suggested first. Thanks for the help.

edit: This may not be an issue with the "tickler" because I tap on the carburetor too. Guess I just have to get up the nerve to take the carb apart.
 
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Personally I WOULDNT put a screw in it. If your float sticks or fills with gas the gas will come out of the primer button, but under normal circumstances the gas level should never come up that high. Some of the threads I read, I believe were float problems and the not primer problems......
 

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I think you are right. I've decided that it's not a primer issue and that it's most likely a float issue. I will have to get up the nerve to take the carburetor apart and hopefully I can fix it then. The only thing I have read is that trash might get into the carb or I might have to bend the prongs for the float. Does that sound right?

thanks...
 

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Ok... I have a question now... I just fixed my bike where it will idle and not die when I pull in the clutch. After fixing this I noticed some odd behavior with the carburetor. It did not seem to be flooding out as usual. I came up to a stop at my house and got off the bike while it was idling and looked at the carb. It was not dripping gas/oil. Does this make sense to anyone? Have I fixed my problem or is this just a one time thing maybe? It was sure nice to sit and watch it NOT leak. I'm going for another ride in a bit and I will check to see if it leaks when I get back. Wish me luck!

cd
 
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Ok... I have a question now... I just fixed my bike where it will idle and not die when I pull in the clutch. After fixing this I noticed some odd behavior with the carburetor. It did not seem to be flooding out as usual. I came up to a stop at my house and got off the bike while it was idling and looked at the carb. It was not dripping gas/oil. Does this make sense to anyone? Have I fixed my problem or is this just a one time thing maybe? It was sure nice to sit and watch it NOT leak. I'm going for another ride in a bit and I will check to see if it leaks when I get back. Wish me luck!

cd

Hard to say wheter the leak was a one time thing, or now it doesnt leak, thats a one time thing lol. Wait till it leaks again then you know its time to look and see what the problem is.
 

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Well, I took it out for another ride and it is not leaking like it was before. There may still be a small leak but nothing like it was before. Before it was pouring out. Now that I have the idle right, it seems to have fixed the biggest problem that I had with my carburetor leaking. Like I said, it may leak a little but nothing like it did before. I can live with this. When I come to a stop and get off and look, I don't see any gas dripping off the carburetor. That's a good thing.

So now I'm thinking that the float is not sticking and that I don't need to tear the carburetor apart. Somehow the idle screw was messing me up and now that I have it set good my carburetor problems seem to have gone away. Does this make sense to anyone? I don't know enough to know if it makes sense... lol

Thanks for the help and comments,
cd
 
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