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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-05-2007, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Adjusting fuel level

Question relates to a 99 R6. This may be a dumb question, but when adjusting your fuel level, should the bike be running so you know the fuel is at its operating level in the bowls? I'm assuming you could leave it running until you know the bowls have reached their set level and then shut the bike off. The reason I ask is I'm assuming your bowl level would go down slightly as the gas fills your gauge (or tubing as I'll be using).

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-06-2007, 04:02 PM
 
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just use the little metal tong to adjust it... there is a mm spec I believe, check the service manual
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Fuel Level... Help Please!

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just use the little metal tong to adjust it... there is a mm spec I believe, check the service manual
I understand that it should be set between 17.5 and 18.5mm and I know to adjust the tangs to change the level. But I'm confused as to where you measure from. I have the manual, but the drawing and description seem vague to me. In the manual it shows two dotted lines. I'm assuming the measurement between the dotted lines is supposed to be between 17.5 to 18.5 mm. BUT, the dotted lines don't seem to be referring to anything specific. Is there an actual mark on the body of the carb that these lines refer to???

If anyone has actually done this before, PLEASE HELP!!!
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how I did it was hook a clear line up to the bowl, run it out the side, open the fuel screw and the fuel level will rise in the hose to the same level it is inside the bowl...
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you can do it with the carbs off the bike and on the bench.
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either way works
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LOL (pulling my hair out) I did that, I just don't know how to determine if the fuel is at the proper height. How do I measure it? That's my problem.
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Can I just hold the tube up to the carb to measure? And if so where do I hold it to?
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yeah
hold the tube higher than the carbs, the fuel will fill up the tube and will level out with the height in the bowl...

fwiw, even after all my wrecks on the track, my float levels were never out of spec
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Right, the fuel in the tube is at the same level as it is in the bowl. But how do I know if I have too much or too little? I still don't understand how I determine that. Is there something on the outside body of the carb you can tell me to line it up with?
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