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Offline steve hawkins

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Wet foot
« on: November 02, 2021, 06:34:30 AM »
Recently I have been having issues with the carbs overflowing and getting a wet foot.

I tried mucking around with the floats but all I managed to achieve was the bike running out of puff/stalling when on a long climb or at speed, etc.

Finally I bit the bullet and bought some replacement floats.

When I weighed the old floats, they were considerable heavier than their replacements, one almost 3 times heavier.

Which accounts for why one would never shut off the float needle, unless set really low and thus not having enough reserve in the float bowel.

Just thought I would let you all know.

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Re: Wet foot
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2021, 08:39:18 AM »
I had the same. Middle aged floats 😜
肉(r?u)包(bāo)子(zi)打(dǎ)狗(gǒu) (meat+bun(2nd and 3rd)+hit+dog)
* Literally: To hit a dog with a meat-bun.:-O

Offline Justin B.

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Re: Wet foot
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2021, 09:13:00 PM »
Thanks for reminding folks, Rev. Light!  Yeah, BTDT myself.  Really embarrassing walking into a customer's office to work on their computer with a left foot reeking of gasoline!   :P
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