Draining the carbs

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So, you might ask "Why would you want to drain the carb float bowls?"

  • As part of long term storage (winterizing).
  • You should drain them any time you think your next ride might be several weeks in the future. Getting the gas out of the float bowls helps reduce or eliminate the possibility of your carb internals getting gummed up and needing to be cleaned.
  • It's the first step if you're going to be removing the carbs for cleaning.
  • As part of troubleshooting a non-running or poorly running bike, typically a rather sudden change in running condition, usually right after filling up with gas. This is normally water in the gas, which sinks to the lowest spot possible: the carbs.


How to drain the float bowls

How to drain the float bowls 2