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I never Understood All the Confusion of Such a Simple Carb, many of the Issues I experienced is that the VITON coated Needle gets Indented or a Tear, I look at parts like that with a Magnifier, as many said 3/16” float gap ( use a drill bit as gauge ), and I now swear by STARTRON fuel enzyme Addictive , I’ve proved it in my bikes more than once ( gas in North East is Crap )
I have gone to all ethanol free gas free for 4 years now. Lots less fuel issues and kicking. That Sunoco at OLey got Simeli and I both one year. (hundreds of kicks to start)
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il bet low is correct
9 of 10 leaking bendix is due to incorrect helper spring install.
one end of srring goes under the float tab (on opposite face of needle heel contact)
AND OTHER END BEARS ON WALL OF FLOAT BOWL. it does not lie between bowl and gasket.
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