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Old 02-10-2019, 04:56 AM
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I pulled the carbs off and gave them a very thorough cleaning. After install, the fuel pump goes nuts now and makes gas pour out of every bowl. I'll pull the carbs again and check the float needles, but maybe there's something wrong with the fuel shutoff relay?

Any help appreciated.
Old 02-10-2019, 08:31 AM
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you can try bypassing the fuel pump all together. Just connect directly from your tank and see if the issue persists. That will tell you if your issue is pump or carb related.
Old 02-10-2019, 01:53 PM
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I used an IV style fuel bladder to feed gas to the carbs while I was balancing them, and if I held it too high the bowls would overfill. From my understanding, the fuel pump shuts off when the current draw from the pump gets high, caused by the strain of the pump pumping against the closed needles, so if the needles aren't seating properly then the pump never shuts off.

I have a sneaking suspicion that it could be leaking from bad o-rings at the T-joints between the carbs...
Old 02-11-2019, 11:10 PM
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Just to put a final update to this thread, it was the t-fitting o-rings that were leaking. Float valves sealed up great.

Check vid for diagnosis video -->
Old 02-15-2019, 09:22 AM
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Thats a common issue for these carburetors, the O rings get old and brittle. If you move them in any way, they'll start to leak. Glad you found the cause.
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I got the bike back together and balanced the carbs. It runs awesome, very good throttle response. I tried tuning the pilot screws with the tachometer procedure outlined in the manuals, but there was no rpm swing when adjusting the pilots.

I started with 2 turns out. Idle at 1200
Intake/filter on and all piping done up.
Rpm would only drop when I bottomed out the pilots, other than that it would only fluctuate maybe 20 rpm...

I dicked around with it for an hour then just set it based on throttle response. Best was 1.75 turns out and my IR thermometer measured very even temps across all the exhaust tubes. ~280F

Anyone got any recommendation on how to fine tune these stupid carbs?
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