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Checking the float level
04/28/13 at 22:20:25
 
For those of you with a nipple on the bottom of the float bowl.

Connect a clear hose to the nipple and run it up along side the carb.
I put a block under the kickstand to bring up near vertical like when I check the oil level.
Then open the drain, the gas should flow up the hose and it may stop at the top of the bowl.
Set the petcock to prime and now the gas should come up to the top of the bowl.



For those of you w/out a nipple there's another way.
This might be easier with the carb off the bike, but could be done on as well.

If you take the carb off the bike, I found it will sit in a coffee can just right.  
So find a can that all four ears of the bowl sit well w/out tipping.

Take the gasket off the bowl and replace the bowl back on the carb.
I use a MixMizer (wallyworld) to fill the carb, pull out the plunger and it comes with a tube that fits on the carb just fine.  Pour gas into the top and the the carb will fill with gas till the float shuts it off.  

If it's overflowing the bowl, the floats are set too high, adjust and repeat.
If it's at least trickling out, raise the float level (or lower when it's upside down) till it does.
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Re: Checking the float level
Reply #1 - 04/28/13 at 22:48:12
 
good post Verslagen! thanks.
I just want to add that in my carburetor no that nipple, there is installed a bolt M6x0,5.
to turn off you can get the wrench 10мм.
for check the level of the carburetor float chamber will first need to drain the fuel from there .
and then again "inflated" until closes the float valve .
perhaps this design only the Savages 400....
I don't know, but maybe someone will help
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Re: Checking the float level
Reply #2 - 04/28/13 at 23:22:21
 
My '96 carb also doesn't have a nipple.
so our little sisters aren't the only ones.

Float level is 1.06 to 1.114" for all models.
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Re: Checking the float level
Reply #3 - 10/12/14 at 10:26:39
 
drums1 wrote on 06/06/10 at 14:09:48:
Anyone know the carb float settings? (height and drop?)

Fuel level 0.256 to 0.296" (drop)
Float ht. 1.06 to 1.114 "

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Reply #4 - 11/11/16 at 09:58:10
 
versa is float measure include the gasket in place as in the photo ? thanks hotprops
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Re: Checking the float level
Reply #5 - 11/11/16 at 10:16:44
 
hotprops wrote on 11/11/16 at 09:58:10:
versa is float measure include the gasket in place as in the photo ? thanks hotprops

Yes, in the photo, the measurement is made with gasket in place.
Whether or not proper, IDK.
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Reply #6 - 10/11/19 at 10:54:15
 
The photo in post #2 correctly shows the float height of 1.06" to 1.114". While the range is correct, please note that the photo in that thread is a perfect example of how NOT to check the float height.

On the needle valve you will see a spring loaded pin (the micro spring is within the valve body) that makes contact with the float tang. It is important that the pin not be compressed while taking the measurement. Therefore, the height must be checked when the carb is on its side, and rotated just enough where the tang makes contact with, but doesn't compress, the spring.
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