I changed the oil in my bike, which I flooded yesterday. Now it won't idle. Took the air filter off and there's still gas coming out of the carb. It will run in 1st, but when I hit the clutch to shift the bike cuts off. Any suggestions? I'm new to this.
1. Needle and seat are full of gunk.
2. Needle and seat need replacing.
3. Float is a sinker.
4. Float is out of adjustment.
If you would like to tackle this but do not feel confidant, get a service manual for your bike. It will describe step by step how to repair your carb.
Do not run anymore until you get this repaired as gas running down into the oil is not what the engine likes in order to live a long life!
Post back with how you make out and any questions.
If you do not have a service manual, get one. It will guide you through how to repair your carb.
Give it one more try before you concede to someone else. It will be a good learning experience, if nothing else, and will only cost you the price of the manual (which you should have, anyways) and possibly a part or two.
Follow the recommendation for the filter change as called out in your new service manual. It won't hurt anything to change out, but probably will not fix your problem, unless it has a hole in the filter media!
The throttle cable is "probably" attached with a push/guide pin type set up on the very end of the cable. Also there is a nut that locks down the cable into proper allignment.
When I took mine off I had to pull the carb off the bike and spin it because of where the lock nut was located on carb. I think the other option would be to put the throttle full open which should position the end of the cable in a more friendly place.
I got the cable back on mine by moving the throttle lever on the carb to full open position and sliding it back in ad then putting it on the bike.
PS: When you put it back on, make sure to leave a little slack. Its nice to not have the bike jump every time you bump the throttle (unless you are racing and maybe then its a good thing to have)
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