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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-27-2008, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Son of a "pup"!

Man, my front carb float is jammed and spewing gas again. I had them out and thoroughly cleaned earlier this year in May, and was really hoping to go at least a year before I had to pull them again. A few weeks ago I started the adding of Sea-Foam to the gas every couple fill ups trying to prevent such a thing.

Just now I shut the fuel valve and opened the carb drain to let all the gas out, let is sit to "dry" as best it could, then closed the drain and let it fill with gas and then ran it awhile. My hope is that the Vulcan Gods will cut me some slack, and my little trick there will have simply rinsed away whatever was in it.

My next thought was a stick of dynamite directly in the vee of the engine, but that could be a bit of an over-reaction...
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Well it's been a little over 2 hours since my "flush" attempt, and so far, no signs of a problem. If any of you happen to be near a piece of wood, could you knock on it for me please?

In the meantime, I'm going to see what kind of bike parts I can sacrifice to the Vulcan Gods to try and stay in their good graces. (as far as the carbs are concerned anyway)
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I'd suggest going to the local biker hangout and sacrificing an 883 to the Vulcan Gods.

I'd also suggest you be sure that problem is fixed before doing so.

I hit my head on the desk, so that's like a double knock of wood for you.

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Thanks Scooter.

7 hours and all is well. Just maybe....
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750Doug,

Glad it's working for you now. It's weird cause the same thing happened to me like a week ago. fortunately i didn't have to pull the carbs...i had a lot of good advices from the fellow vulcaneers along with some quick responses....BTW thanks guys...ya'll rocks!!!!!!

Be safe out there

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What did you do that cured yours?
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Well, I used SeaFoam and Gumout spray.
I unplugged the fuel lines and opened both drain screws. then sprayed the Gumout into the fuel lines. I think the air pressure helps the small residu to escape through the drain screws. Then I closed the drain screws and filled the carbs with the Gumout, built some pressure and opened the screws while spraying. By positioning a white napkin under the screws I 've collected a Sh*^#T load of crap coming out of them...it's SCARY!!!!!
I have repeated this process until I ran out of Gumout.
So far Kawa is running just fine, I've also noticed a great difference when i start the bike, it cranks very easily now, almost better than when she was brand new
The gas mileage has tremendously increased, i am truly getting close to 53mpg.
I so happy that i didn't have to pull the carb...It 's such a pain to pull it since there is almost no room to move it around. Does anyone has a trick to remove the carb easily??

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Good things to remember here. When I saw son of a pup. I was thinking Poor Urban Poser?

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My trick didn't work, so on to plan B......
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My trick didn't work, so on to plan B......
I can just see the scene from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, when they blew up the mail car.

"Think ya used enough dynamite there, Butch?"


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