Ed Kastellon: Hi Master..
Watching this video.. and need some advise and guide from you..
My honda rebel 250 1986, is running rich according to the spark plugs..
carb has been complete cleaned with chem dip and sonic cleaner by a
friend.. compression test.. done... and the last thing i've heard is to
check for my float.. as i see in your video.. so.. just want to confirm
with you.. could this be the source of my problem..??? any extra advice to
solve a running rich condition..???
I'll truly appreciate your comments..
john miller: about the needle, while adjusting my float height i noticed that there is
approx. 1/16" to 2/16"th of a gap between the tang on the float and the
wire on the needle valve that slips over the tang. When the float travels
its full distance, closed to opened, it appears that the spring loaded
needle valve opens/closes just fine, however the needle doesnt move within
the needle seat. I would expect the needle to move slightly from closed to
open!? The wire that slips over the float tang is actually 2 independant
wires that meet in the middle over the top of the tang on the float. Im
guessing that these wires are out of adjustment. Im inclined to bend down
the 2 wires that slip over the tang on the float, to close the gap and
allow the needle to open/close within the needle seat. I am riding a 1998
Also, in your experience could the tang on the float become bent and out of
adjustment due to a crash? I recently learned the lesson of cold tires on
a cold road, lost rear traction when i gave it a little throttle and went
down like a load of bricks at about 30-35mph.
Brad Wilde: Nice Video. Easy solution to what looked like a daunting task.
Kirk Conway: I could use you here guy, ive got a 92 Nighthawk 750 spent 265,00 on it to
get carbs done and jetted to no avail still has flat spot on takiing
off,and spits and runs rough at med rev's, pops and backfires on throttle
let off. no shop tools would gladly pay a guy to do this right,
Sean Younk: Nice boots!
Michiganborn1969: Cool video Max. How often would you need to perform this procedure? When
the fuel is running too rich or lean based on the condition of the spark
E3lcpl: got a 98 vtr 1000 i need to change the jet needle height, but can get the
needle out? you got a video on how that comes apart ?
mrmaxstorey: What kind of bike?
Jenixon Lim: Hey man, My RVF400 won't idle by itself when cold, I have to start it and
ride it, and after 5 minutes then it'll idle by itself, I've been told it
might be the float heights but I've had the carbs rebuilt twice already!
Could it be float heights?
mrmaxstorey: @E3lcpl Yeah I have a video on carb adjustment, but I demonstrate on a gsxr
the needle just falls right out. Lots of bikes have different needles with
different clips, best to look in your repair manual for how it releases.
final0222: Hi, the engine starts without problem and very smooth until reaches 6-7000
rpm, above that starts to "shake" and only with full gas goes up slowly,
but I can hear it`s not normal at all.
AuAsEz: Cool keep up with the good work.
Winddrifter86: 1st i'd like to start off by thanking you by making so many videos and
inspiring me to work on my bike! 2ndly this is the part that worries me the
most. I have a V65 Magna with a float level of 6mm, What needle are you
talking about? on the float valve? and whay could happen if the float
height is off in the slightest?
Kyle Baker: If it's off too much, though, your bike might run lean and not be easily
adjustable; too high, and the level can overflow into your airbox, and if
your oil overflow is also into your airbox, you can get gas in your oil,
leaning it out and not letting it properly lubricate.
Fulanito de tal: I like all you'r videos,!!! they teach a lot!!! I really appreciate,,
mrmaxstorey: Yeah the one in my video with the 4 dials is universal to pretty much every
bike, should be fine for you
Michiganborn1969: He he thanks for clearing that up:D
Sam Flores: I have 4 single pod filters the kind you get on ebay. I seen a blog that
suggested that to test if I'm getting to much air wrap most of it up with
duct tape? Do you think float adjustments play a role in bogging out or the
main her is dirty?
mrmaxstorey: @warder105 Lol if my brain can do it, yours can too
Stephen Mc Grath: 1992 kx 250 with dellorto carb, flooding after a kick or two. what i set
the float to my leg is going to fall of
mrmaxstorey: Its unlikely that the float height will be the same. Check out my other
video on checking float heights with the clear tube, it might help you out.
Yaniv Nativ: hey there. very clear and good info at your video. i have a 1963 Matchless
G3, can you please help me with my Carb? i see i can send in youtube a
video response...so i'll do so soon.
final0222: Hello mrmaxstorey, my engine doesn't want to rev over 6000rpm, only if I
force it for seconds and goes up slowly,but engine's shaking like crazy!
Jets holes are clean.Can be float height? Thanks
drew robert Fickett: If I sync everything on the carb myself will I have a problem with my bike
ThrasherGnar: Thought you might enjoy this...search "Balancing Carburettors with home
dzlby111: arent you holding the carbs upside down? what level of tilt do you hold
them while measuring
mrmaxstorey: @StreetPirate37 Haha thanks dude, let me know how it goes
mrmaxstorey: Raising the float level will enrichen your mixture, but its not a common
adjustment point as I understand it because it is difficult to get
consistent. The float level is always changing, and reacts to bumps in the
road and banked turns, so I never use it to adjust the mixture. I would
suggest you put the screws back to close to stock, get smaller sized slow
jets, and larger sized main jets. Sometimes the jet kits do not supply the
correct size jets for your application. Message me for more help
mrmaxstorey: I don't know what your float height is man, you gotta look that up in a
mrmaxstorey: How is the fuel flow from the petrooster? You might have a clog there, or a
clogged fuel filter, etc. Its unusual that the problem is in the carb,
especially since your carb is new, but check the whole line for clogs
mrmaxstorey: @seanyounk1 Thanks they are my favorite pair
lasantha.devapriya deva: hi! Is that carb of a bandit ?? tell me is 14mm ise standerd for that
willhelmous: The pipe line near your thumb. What is it?
mrmaxstorey: Definitely. I have repaired to fully functional capabilities some of the
most horrible carburetors you can imagine. Try to work on it yourself,
you'll get it
scrambler250r: Hey man, I have a ? maybe you can answer. 99' Yamaha R6, starts easy cold,
will not idle! & hard to start hot. Well I got fed up with it, was going to
store it so took the tank off to let it run out off gas. With the tank off
& the fuel pump not being able to pull any more gas, she sat there & idled
like a brand new one until it ran out of fuel. Long story short I think my
needle valves are bad. I would love to have your thoughts on the subject,
Thank you. Nate.
mrmaxstorey: You are looking for the little rectangular pin with the pointed end that
sits underneath the float. It moves up and down when the float goees up and
down. And to answer your second question, nothing. Close enough is close
enough, doesnt have to be perfect down to the nanometer.
mrmaxstorey: What intake mods does it have?
mrmaxstorey: @jorquerdom Ha thanks man
TheEddiegajdosik: Great videos. Thanks man!
mrmaxstorey: @69kafil Hey Kafil, go to my channel and check out my video about leaking
carbs, the problem described in that video is the most common cause of
badly leaking carbs. I have other carburetor maintenance videos up as well
which should be able to help you out.
Ian Velasco: 14mm height is the standard?
mrmaxstorey: Without any tools its hard to help you out. If you could take the carbs off
and take them apart I could walk you through the process of looking at what
hes done, and doublechecking his work. Since not, I say get your money back
or hold him to his work
mrmaxstorey: Could you be more specific?
dalessio32: I've been cleaning out an old set of Mikuni VM29 carbs for the first time.
They have brass floats and I'm noticing when they're pressed with my finger
the very end of the float sometimes catches and sticks to the adjacent
metal surface. Should I be worried about this under normal riding
conditions? Or is the pressure from my finger more than anything the floats
will ever experience while bouncing up and down on the road?
boondockdread: max makes the best vids
mrmaxstorey: @fritziv No. All bikes are different.You need to find the specific height
for your bike
mrmaxstorey: That duct tape test is not a reliable way to tune your bike. Similarly,
even though increased float heights will make the bike run richer, it is
also not reliable and not a part of the tuning process. First, you gotta
make sure your carbs are spotlessly clean, then you adjust your jets and
slide height until you have smooth power throughout the powerband. My video
on adjusting carb jets demonstrates the process
mrmaxstorey: Could be. Could also be vacuum leaks, or valves out of adjustment
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