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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 5-3-2019, 4:01 AM Thread Starter
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Carb float adjustment hack

I was sealing up my carbs, and was adjusting my float valve clearance. After struggling on keeping the darn thing tilted, I found this nifty trick.

There are little holes on the sides of the carb. I was cleaning it out, and found theres a flat head like indent in there.
So I decided to use it like a rotisserie. Works great
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 5-3-2019, 4:02 AM Thread Starter
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I forgot these pics 😶
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Ingenuity at it's finest!!!
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 5-6-2019, 9:50 AM
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I love it, but someone is bound to get pissed if you keep working on your carbs over the dryer.
"Fuel scented bounty" will probably never catch on.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 5-19-2019, 5:14 PM Thread Starter
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Awww, man.... I thought everyone would want to smell like a tech fresh outta work. Dammit, back to the drawing board. Lol well, the good news is, I found out how to do this. The bad news is, I found out after I already finished adjusting the carbs. Haha
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Do you know what angle you have this set at? Just curious after watching a youtube clip on someone setting theirs exactly 15-20 degrees.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 6-12-2019, 1:04 PM Thread Starter
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In this picture I didn't really have it set to a degree, I imagine you can set it to the degree specified. Even if you kinda eye ball it, you should be good. When I adjusted my carbs (before I found out you could do this) i just tilted it until the little flappy thing on the float just barley touched the top of the needle valve.
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