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Old 04-11-2013, 08:14 AM   #4291
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I HOPE by "Stuck that guy back in the bike" you mean the carb and not the ant? HA!
Yes, the carb, not the ant.

I think this calls for another mod! In-line fuel filter, I say!

Here we go, got a pic:
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:56 AM   #4292
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Yes inline fuel filter sister... Down in the states Arrowhead Fred has them as well as NAPA stores. I'm sure Canadian Tire or a bike shop up your way will have them too.
They look like this:

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Old 04-11-2013, 11:17 AM   #4293
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I prefer these - usually a larger hose diameter and the right angle is less restrictive and can be situated directly below the pet-cock.

http://compare.ebay.com/like/1509171...Types&var=sbar

How did an ant get past the inline filter of the pet-cock? Crawl down the carb bowl over-flow hose?
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:41 AM   #4294
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I prefer these - usually a larger hose diameter and the right angle is less restrictive and can be situated directly below the pet-cock.

http://compare.ebay.com/like/1509171...Types&var=sbar

How did an ant get past the inline filter of the pet-cock? Crawl down the carb bowl over-flow hose?
No. F-ing. Idea.
I couldn't help but laugh when I found it
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:17 PM   #4295
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Found a fly in my bowl once. Doesn't seem possible though.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:27 PM   #4296
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my bike didn't have a fuel filter on it when i got it, and it kept getting the carb clogged up. I have the inline type like the picture and it works fine. i think it has a copper screen in it though.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:40 PM   #4297
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i think it has a copper screen in it though.
Sintered bronze.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:46 PM   #4298
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Sintered bronze.
Zactly...........
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:33 PM   #4299
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That does not look like an ant to me but rather one of those small bees that are always going into small holes in wood fences, trees ,and any other small diameter round holes they can find in search of the perfect place to build their little nests.

They have a name but I cannot remember it...see how the end of the abdomen is pointed and not rounded like an ants? Also looks like a wing right where that pliers or tweezers is sitting against it's body. Carpenter bees? Is that it? Not sure.....

THAT would explain how he got in there too. I bet he crawled all the way up the overflow tube as it leads right into the float bowl and once in there he croaked and then floated around on the surface of the gas till he got wedged in the needle and seat.

We once had mud daubers (a type of wasp that build nests out of mud) plug up ALL the hoses on a couple of WR400's AND an XR 400 in one afternoon after we had parked them and were sitting around sippin sudz.

The next morning we could get the two Wr's running but they would quickly die. The XR would not even start....it took us almost ALL day and most of our beer supply to find and remedy the situation.

I say again STINKIN' BUGZ!
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:02 PM   #4300
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well having a bug in my carb is never a good thing but my bike still spews out gas out of the carb vent line. So obviously there's something still wrong with it.

REGARDLESS
I'm going to stop my moaning and groaning because this is a mod thread, not a repair thread.
Let the farkles continue!
Have I shown you guys my new tool tube? I want to paint it...
Also WW mod is on the agenda for this weekend. I'll take many pics
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:24 PM   #4301
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That to me STILL sounds like the needle is not seating properly. This can be caused by a couple different things. If it is a viton (rubber tipped) needle the rubber could have a crack or bad spot on it. Very seldom do you see that. If rubber or metal and the rubber is still in good shape you could have a little piece of crap stuck to the rubber or trapped between the needle and seat that keeps it from closing off completely. It does not take much to allow it to really flow a bunch of gas.

I once had a little bitty piece of an o-ring....still not sure WTH it came from that OCCASIONALLY got lodged in between the needle and seat. It took me about two weeks and 4-5 times into the carb to finally find that POS. Seems every time I put it back together it would look good and seal and then in a few miles start leaking like crazy again.

I painted my tool tube....but then I built it out of aluminum cause I was scared I would crunch an ABS one. I could still crunch this aluminum one....but it would only cave in ...not crack!
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:55 AM   #4302
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Back to the carb issue...
I found an ant in my float bowl
that's crazy. ive found 2 bugs in my float bowl over the last few years...and a large-ish seed.

and i HAD a fuel filter. they are coming through the carb throat. make sure your filter is sealed where it meets the airbox. some grease isnt a bad idea then make sure there isn't a gap in the rubber air horn attachments. i once had a small gap in mine on the airbox side back where you cant really see it.

im convinced these things get sucked in the carb, pass through an air passage into the bowl. its really the only way for them to get in there.
or in the case of bugs...a really adventurous one could climb up the overflow line i suppose
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:10 PM   #4303
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How did an ant get past the inline filter of the pet-cock? Crawl down the carb bowl over-flow hose?
I'm thinking that it crawled up the vent tube.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:13 PM   #4304
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What do all of you think about a fender brace?
Not a fork brace, I have one of those. A fender brace.
I've got an '02 but I have the '08+ fender (looks awsome)
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:39 PM   #4305
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What do all of you think about a fender brace?
Not a fork brace, I have one of those. A fender brace.
I've got an '02 but I have the '08+ fender (looks awsome)
Huge fan... made one last summer.








I prefer the underbrace style... keeps it out of the way of my tube bag etc...
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