Re: Sachs Hercules engine problems

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> Born to be WillD Wrote:

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> check that the seal around the float bowl isn't leaking also. I've had a

> number of clones leak because the float bowl gasket bulges or cracks.

> also float height may be off. you can check seal on the float easily by

> removing the carb from the bike, take the float bowl off. put a clean

> fuel line on the carb and holding the carb upside down (so the float's

> weight is pushing it closed) try blowing into the fuel line. should be

> completely blocked and the float should be siting nice and horizontal.

> parallel with the carb. you can lift the float by hand while blowing on

> it and very directly observe if and when the flow is blocked, and this

> can be a great way to identify and troubleshoot carb leaks. If it all

> seems totally fie but still leaks, it's almost definitely the gasket. or

> leaking around one of the connects

I have to ask : Do these carbs normally sit at much of an angle ?

If the float level is set correctly , fuel should not reach the gasket if the carb is even close to level .

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