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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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I'm so ashamed, I ought to know the solution to this but i'm old. I cranked my bike for the first time since the cold of winter and it started, but sounded like it was running on one cylinder with occassional firing on the other cylinder. When I looked down on the right side, gas was pouring out of the carb feeding the cylinder that wasn't running correctly. I'm thinking a stuck float. What should I do........I remember something about a "Gambo Trick" but couldn't find it. Can anyone please help this aging vet?

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Well the Grambo trick is for the cam tensioner. I think you want carb blowback or blowthrough? maybe.

Wolfie has a sticky post about it and there are some other posts on it too.
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Thank you, I remember now, I did the Gambo Trick on my tensioners last year! Again thanks!

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Do you think lightly pecking on the float bowl might unstick the float?

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Ive taken the butt end of a ratchet and gently tapped a carb in the past, but thats a temp solution....I strongly suggest a dose of SeaFoam and backblowing (in reverse order)...then call me in the morning...



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Ive taken the butt end of a ratchet and gently tapped a carb in the past, but thats a temp solution....I strongly suggest a dose of SeaFoam and backblowing (in reverse order)...then call me in the morning...
Most of us will attest to the qualities of Seafoam and use it on a regular basis during the riding season. Many also put in a healthy amount for the winter if there is any chance that we are willing to risk a few cold weather rides. Along with that a good dose before restarting the bike after any length of down time once spring (actual warmer weather and not just a calendar date) arrives will help things out. I have never had a problem to the degree that it was necessary to backblow as Wolfie referred to but I know many have cleared their nagging carb situations with this procedure. Also as Wolfie mentioned above "GENTLE" tapping may initially help. One member described tapping and cracking his carb so be very gentle and remember this is only a temporary fix. Put the Seafoam in and let it work its way through the system to see if that helps first.

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