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flooded float?

So I finally got my carbs taken apart and they were pretty filthy. Not too much of a suprise as bike is 25 years old. The suprise was one of the floats is half full of liquid. Any thoughts on this?
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it mist have a hole in it you need to buy another or it will never run right they should b pretty cheap

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If you can't find one try a thin layer of jb weld. That is after the fuel have evaped out of it. Or use solder gun and solder the hole up.

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If you can't find one try a thin layer of jb weld. That is after the fuel have evaped out of it. Or use solder gun and solder the hole up.
I believe niterider means use heat from a soldering gun to melt/seal the hole area on the float. Solder will melt through the plastic on the float. If you got the JB Weld route, I'd recommend a Q-tip and alcohol to remove all traces of gas. If there is any, the repair probably won't stick.

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I believe niterider means use heat from a soldering gun to melt/seal the hole area on the float. Solder will melt through the plastic on the float. If you got the JB Weld route, I'd recommend a Q-tip and alcohol to remove all traces of gas. If there is any, the repair probably won't stick.
I never had one apart. I thought they were metal. But that is a good idea too.

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I believe they are plastic. If you aren't real careful, you'll just melt a bigger hole in it with the soldering gun!

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they are plastic not too expensive i think i payed 30 each 2 years ago


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Is that 30$????

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you can solder the hole i have done it before it wont melt it just be careful

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yes 30$ each at the local kawasaki dealer the float valves i bought on ebay the were for a harley but only 10$ for the pair


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