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I made a new tool (attachment) for my compressor to do this (@25psi)....will post pics after this weekend....maybe even a video....if I can find my tripod and figure out my new cam...
 

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Like Rock said...yes, definitely....thats why this method was conceived....its a "quick fix", often permanent, to a problem common with CVKs....I learned this from guys who run 38 and 40mm CVK Keihins on their Harleys....
You can actually do it while on the road even if needed....a flat screwdriver and a hose is all thats needed....phillips if you still have your stock intake.
 

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Yeah, this saved us a few months ago on a day trip. Was out with a few friends and my brother. He was on my Rebel, his first trip out for more then the commute to work. He ended up dumping the bike in some gravel, and after getting the bike back up, it didn't want to start. After several tries to get the bike started, and with the battery almost dead from cranking, I remember about this trick.
I pulled the vent hoses of the carb, drained the bowl, and attached one of the vent hoses to the bottom of the bowl.

Worked flawlessly. After opening the petcock back up, the bike started right back up.
 

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I think a tube on the bowl drain into a glass jar,might also identify any water in the fuel.for which I'm thinking of installing knobs on my needle valves. Spluttering coffing missing nightmare worries, over a little water!
 

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Sure....that'll work too....same principle....I just dont like overusing carb cleaners, including SeaFoam, as they will eventually break down any rubber or neoprene parts....the key is that youre removing dirt/particles in the same direction they entered...
 

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Thank you so much for this post. Fixed my sticky float problem without pulling the carbs. Now I'm going to dose it with Seafoam(good stuff used it for years) for a few tanks and hopefully not have to mess with it again.
 

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Reviving an old thread I know but I just had the bike pretty much die on me on the way home and I'm about to try this. I noticed that what I think are the drain screws are Allen heads on my bike I'll post up pics in a min
 

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the older versions of the bike had phillips head drain screws but the newer ones did have allen head screws
 

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the older versions of the bike had phillips head drain screws but the newer ones did have allen head screws
I've got a Phillips on the clutch and a 3mm Allen on the brake side.

Here is what came out. Also found the real culprit was rust from the tank I assume.
 

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I've got a Phillips on the clutch and a 3mm Allen on the brake side.

Here is what came out. Also found the real culprit was rust from the tank I assume.
some one must have pieced together two sets of carbs no big deal as that is the only difference however that gunk in the petcock is looking nasty i would definitely say that could cause an issue
 

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Tried this and I get air coming from my carb feed tube, nothing coming out of the intake. (My tank is off already). I've plugged the fuel line.
 

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Just did the blow back on a set of carbs that have sat for over a year and worked like a charm. Will run Seafoam in the first few tanks to be safe.
 
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