Re: Sachs Hercules engine problems

Born to be WillD /
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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> > leaking around one of the connects

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

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> If the float level is set correctly , fuel should not reach the gasket

> if the carb is even close to level .

No angle, the square bings the seal is below the fluid level. just barely, or really pretty much right at it. but if it's not got a good bowl gasket it leaks. its retarded. square bings are dumb carbs.

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