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Old 04-18-2017, 12:50 AM   #21
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Ok, I assume that isnt normal for fuel to squirt out of there when starting? It only has this problem when the engine is hot. Cold no fuel drips anything and it starts fine. I had an old set of floats laying around from another carb set for this bike. Saw what you were talking about in regards to it glued together that is good to know! I had a float on a cx500 that kept filling with fuel because it was deteriorated and spewed fuel. Have you used a ultrasonic cleaner? Just picked one up and ill try it out on these carbs once I remove them
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:10 AM   #22
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Fuel is squirting out because the float is either stuck/or sunk or the needle is stuck/worn/ or rusted. But yeah, I bought a sonic cleaner when I rebuilt my carbs, but I didn't use it on all 4 bodies. I found that plain old Pine Sol (floor cleaner) worked the best for me. Some guys will hound you if you tell them it works just as good as everything else. Just be prepared to get flamed if you tell people that it works. I used the name brand stuff, not the crap from the dollar store...Soak a few hours then brush off under the sink with a tooth brush or something. To clean the circuits, including the Pilot circuits, I went straight to the spray carb cleaner while the carb body was fresh out of the solution. The soften clogged will dislodge easier that way. I even placed the pilot screw back in place to help build extra pressure inside the circuit to help clean out the holes.
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:19 AM   #23
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Thanks will try that one out! I think they are just all around dirty. I tried searching around on the site in regards to filters for the 1100. Stock they didnt have fuel filters but am considering after the clean to run fuel filters. Not sure if that will cause a flow issue or not
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:23 AM   #24
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Yes they will. It wasn't designed for them. The post bikes are, hence the single fuel line.
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:58 AM   #25
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I tried fuel filters, its stalled the bike due to lack of fuel. I had to turn prime on to get back home. Use Apple Cider Vinegar to de-rust your tank. It may rust again shortly after because its not sealed. I don't know, I've never done it. I've only seen videos on youtube.
As for the Pine Sol, buy a 1 gallon bottle from Walmart $11)..Use a plastic container to soak the bodies to clean the surface dirt then rinse. Step two, you can re-soak in your sonic cleaner to get the small circuits. I didn't do that, but it wouldn't hurt.
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Old 04-18-2017, 02:59 AM   #26
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F**k pine sol......use the right cleaner. Vinegar is good for derusting a tank. Then mix oil with some fuel and slosh it around the tank to keep oxygen from restarting the rust process or of course you could do it right and seal the tank with POR 15 and call it done for decades.

F**k pine sol......use the right cleaner. Like Gunk carb dip or Berrymans carb dip. Vinegar is good for derusting a tank. Then mix oil with some fuel and slosh it around the tank to keep oxygen from restarting the rust process or of course you could do it right and seal the tank with POR 15 and call it done for decades.

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Old 04-18-2017, 02:59 AM   #27
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told you !

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Old 04-19-2017, 04:13 PM   #28
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Im not sure how to upload pictures yet to the site but I started repairs to the bike today. I replaced the coils and once I had everything hooked up again I started the bike to make sure there werent any connectivity issues. With the tank off I noticed fuel was spraying also out of the number 4 carb cast portion? I am not sure exactly why or what this is, it appears to be a grease fitting type ball but permanent and its a brass tube that runs down to the bottom of the carb. Thats the best way to describe unless someone can point out how to upload pictures to the site. Any ideas? I am now thinking the casting is somehow damaged not sure.

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Old 04-19-2017, 07:40 PM   #29
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Imgur.com, load the pic.

Verify the direct link to the pic, copy it...

Click the image above the posting text box, paste in the direct link to the pic. Repeat as necessary for as many pics as you like.

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Old 04-19-2017, 08:34 PM   #30
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What Krey said, but in other words.
I use Photo Bucket. You have to upload your pictures there now because Katriders.com got a virus from people uploading bogus photos with malicous code in them.
Once you do that, right click to copy the "Direct Image" link from Photo Bucket. Then here in Katriders, click the little plantet earth symbol tab. Once you do that a window will appear that says "Please enter the URL link". In that window, delete the "http://". Finally, right click to paste your link. Its a bunch of bull shit that I've complained about for a couple of years now, but it is what it is. Ass holes want to hack everybodies computers these days, so what can you do?
Anyway, sounds like your talking about your choke circuit is spraying fuel. Make sure its not engaged/pins pushed in.
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