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clicheche 04-14-2013 10:47 PM

how stupid was i...
 
to have not checked the float needle on the carb when i cleaned it out.

'76 ds100
mikuni carb

buls4evr 04-15-2013 07:17 AM

REPLACED would be more like it as well as the needle holder..... That thing is 37 yrs old:eek1.Make sure you are shutting off your petcock each ride after you ride, until you get it changed....or find an engine full of gasoline!

clicheche 04-16-2013 10:28 PM

whats the needle holder? and why shut off the petcock?

damn. i meant the float jet. not needle. the needle is fine.

buls4evr 04-17-2013 07:32 AM

If you don't shut off the petcock each night, and you have a leaky float needle/seat, then the fuel tank liquid will try to seek the lowest level it can. That would be your crankcase .....full of gas:eek1. Not good. The closed petcock keeps fuel from leaving the tank. On bikes of this vintage You want to shut off the petcock every night anyway. A good friend of mine lost 5 vintage Bultacos, his garage and all his tools and nearly his house from a gas puddle explosion triggered by his garage furnace and gas fumes from this mistake:eek1.


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