650 Carb 101. Please edumacate me....
So my carb on my 650 has randomly dumped gas out of the overflow since I've taken ownership. I've cleaned the carb a couple different times. One person told me to adjust the float height parallel to the carb base which just happened to line up with a notch that was on the float. So I thought that might be correct. Thought the issue was resolved as I haven't seen it dump gas for like a month until yesterday.
But here is the thing. Yesterday it took several cranks to get the cat to start as I haven't had it running in a while. So I guess maybe it flooded. Is this normal what it is doing after flooding it?
I read in the manual to setup float at 17 mm. Where is that measurement taken from? Is that from the base of the carb to the very bottom of the float with the carb held upside down? Can I adjust the float more to prevent this overflowing of gas? If so, what direction am I adjusting the float for that?
Or is it somehow time for a new needle valve and float?
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