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My bike has been sick. And i dont know how to fix it. I replaced vacuum switch.(OUCH!, $107.00 on bikebandit.com) replaced all vacuum lines. and put bike back together. now it acts like its flooding, and will not idle at all.
But runs good once you get moving.
pulled carbs and cleaned them. No change.
1. carb sync. should butterflies be closed @ idle. or cracked slightly.
2. I currently have pilot screw set @ 1 turn out. raw gas smell is gone from exhaust, but bike still wont idle.
3. I gave the bike a vac leak again buy pulling hose off from vac switch to bottom of airbox. still no help.

I'm thinking about bending the floats to let less gas in the bowl.

I need some insight on how to get it running right again. I dont have the money to pay the dealer $70 an hour.

PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!
 

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Usually, when carbs are flooding, it's a problem with the "valve float" (item #16030 in picture below; complete part number is 16030-1077) that is the cause. This is the first thing I would check before going further. My opinion is that lowering fuel level in the bowls is just a patch; you need to find the root of the problem.

 

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Set the floats to the factory specs, don't just reduce the float level.

Check the needle and seat, make sure the needle moves smoothly.

1 turn out on the fuel mixture screw does not sound like enough.

Check your ignition system.

Check for vacuum and air leaks.
 
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