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Old 10-23-2018, 05:19 PM
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Angry No fuel after carb cleaning

I just removed and cleaned out my carbs since fuel was pouring out one of the (overflow?) lines whenever it was cranked over. The bike has been sitting for 2 years following some other issues itís had. I just put a bunch of work into it to get it ready for selling and Iím itching to get this wrapped up.

One carb was very gummed up with globs of varnish. I cleaned out all the ports and removed and cleaned the jets. I also cleaned some varnish out of the diaphragm. Everything went back together well and all moving parts are operating smoothly. Now a new problem has come up: no fuel.

I opened the drains on the bowls and no gas comes out. Iím also not sure which way the fuel shutoff should be positioned since the markings are all corroded and unreadable. Iíve tried starting it in both positions but no luck. I canít imagine it takes minutes of cranking to get fuel to the carbs. Any thoughts?
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Is the vacuum hose connected correctly to the fuel tap using the sideways connection? No tears or holes in the rubber diaphram?

Fuel cutoff on position

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Thanks, thatís exactly what I needed. I didnít even see that nipple on there. It turns out the vacuum line had fallen down and I didnít even notice it was missing. Now I have fuel but no repetitive bang bang. Hopefully I didnít bung something up when I put it back together.
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