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2 thoughts:

1. have you adjusted the float correctly? You do not mention adjusting it.
2. there is a screw on the throttle on the bottom side, make sure it is loose and there is no tension (it is a tension screw that you can use to hold the throttle open)
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Make sure the seat for the needle valve is good and clean with no pits or debris. I use a Q tip with metal polish twisting until the seat is bright and clean.
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First of all, I love that carb stand idea. I definitely have to do this.

So what I ended up doing is taking the carb apart and putting back the original float (pretty gummed up with junk) back in after a good cleaning. So far, no more leaks! That's good news. I didn't really adjust the float, I never done that. (Again, ultra rookie mechanic here).

I also found something out about that throttle. I have a two line "push/pull" throttle and the spring on one side clearly looks damaged to me. Without the line attached, the throttle works perfectly.

Is anyone particularly allergic to the idea of just leaving it disconnected (at least until I can get it to the motorcycle shop for yearly inspection). I kind of don't have a problem with it.
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Most of us are running around with a single throttle cable and return spring, except for the guys with early sportys - they have deadman throttles with “cruise control”!
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IMO the second throttle cable is of no practical value. This was discussed several/many years ago here and this was widely agreed to. The second cable was mandated by the USA gov't as a safety issue so the throttle will not stick open when you release the grip. Lubricate the cable once each year and it will be good forever.
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I have a two line "push/pull" throttle
To be pedantic you actually have a pull/pull system with two cables.
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That carb stand is a great idea for when I have a workbench and a vise again!

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I made a support from 2"x3/32" aluminum flat bar that bolts through back of manifold to top bolt on carb and across engine to top of ignition bracket...just bend a 90 in it, shape to fit then drill 2 holes

This doubles as a stand to mount carb on left side to work on it

No vice needed and you can drop all that ugly assed support junk on the carb side
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I made a support from 2"x3/32" aluminum flat bar that bolts through back of manifold to top bolt on carb and across engine to top of ignition bracket...just bend a 90 in it, shape to fit then drill 2 holes



This doubles as a stand to mount carb on left side to work on it



No vice needed and you can drop all that ugly assed support junk on the carb side
That's a really good idea, thanks!

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