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Old 05-02-2008, 06:35 PM   #11
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Take off the float bowls and you'll see the float. hanging at the bottom of the float is a little thing that has a cone at the bottom. This is the needle; the place it goes into is the seat. There's something cluttering up that needle or its seat. Look at it, rinse it out if necessary, and make sure there is nothing else on the seat or needle, or in the float bowls in general.

It doesn't take much to gum up a carb -- the "particle" may be almost invisible. So look closely!
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Old 05-03-2008, 06:17 AM   #12
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The two best days of a boat owners life: the day he buys it, and the day he sells it.
I've see quite a few of them over the years in Utah. They buy boats to float around at Flaming Gorge, mainly. Some go all the way to Lake Powell. They usually are really enthusiastic at first. Then the reality of constant $ drain sets in and they get tired of paying $2 extra per gallon to fill the things on the lake and the outdrive goes and that costs $$$ to fix and the kids get bored with it and the next thing you know their $15,000 boat is sitting with a sign on it and they are lucky to get $5,000.

Just think of a boat as a second job that you have to pay them for working.
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:50 AM   #13
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Just think of a boat as a second job that you have to pay them for working.
A Boat is defined as "A hole in the Water you pour your money-into.........."
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:29 PM   #14
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I'm going to clean up the floats today. i tried putting new plugs in and no luck. it's making a tiny spark against the block when i take them out.

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Old 05-03-2008, 02:16 PM   #15
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ok cleaned up the floats, added some carb cleaner changed the plugs. It ran for a couple minutes, really choppy and slow (has no tach couldn't tell the rpms) ran with choke off finally but at even the slightest bit of throttle it stalled. and after a couple minutes it stalled on it's own and wouldn't stay running. Pulled out the new plugs, they look shiney on the tips, some sort of fluid on them already. any ideas?
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:16 PM   #16
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Try pulling a spark plug, place it back in the lead and lay the @ss end of the plug against the cylinderhead while cranking the engine.You should see a bright white/bluish spark. If the spark is weak then you might have a problem with the wires or coil.
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:28 PM   #17
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well turns out after cleaning the carbs it helps to plug the spark plug wire back on when you try to run it again. did that and viola she runs like a charm again. we'll see for how long though. but thanks alot for the help. seems cleaning up the floats and needles may have done the trick. Next year new bike, but since I've never ridden before I'd rather learn on the 82 and drop it a few times rather then a nice new one with expensive plastics
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if the float needles are stuck use a small flathead and press as hard as you can down on the shaft it should break free. if not replace them all. only 6 bucks a piece
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