Author Topic: Left it in Prime over the weekend  (Read 5608 times)

Offline nevadazx12

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Re: Left it in Prime over the weekend
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2014, 09:12:03 am »
You mentioned you had the bike for 14 years, another source of this problem is a float level set too high.  My theory is that the floats get out of adjustment over time and eventually rise enough for the float to bottom out on the base of the carburetor and keep the needles from closing properly.  When my bike did this and I pulled the carbs more that one float was near bottoming out on the base.  I now have overflows and a manual petcock, lessons learned.
1986 Connie
1974 BMW 90/6
1964 Triumph T100SC