Carburetor float bowl drain hoses?

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Carburetor float bowl drain hoses?

Postby deetrumpet » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:43 pm

The photo in the manual shows drain hoses attached to the four carb bowl drain fittings. I just got my bike and don't know what's missing. Am I supposed to have bowl drain hoses? If so, where do they lead? And what function do they serve, since the bowl won't drain unless I loosen the drain screw?

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Re: Carburetor float bowl drain hoses?

Postby peter3 » Mon May 09, 2011 10:26 am

They just route the fuel away from your engine when you drain the carb bowls, and are not a critical component to your bike's operation.

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Re: Carburetor float bowl drain hoses?

Postby Volker_P » Tue May 17, 2011 2:43 am

They are supposed to go down at the rear of the engine. Besides the drain screw, also fuel overflow due to leaky floater valves or sticking floaters will happen through this channel.
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