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08-23-2017, 10:23 AM,
2000 650 Carb reduild questions
Hi All,

New member here. I have a friend who has a 2000 vstar 650. Over the past few years I've cleaned his carbs for him a couple times (he has a habit of not storing it properly). The last time I cleaned them I suggested maybe next time we just go ahead and spend the money on rebuild kits (he had a float needle with a bur on it and it was occasionally hang up, I sanded it down some and it was fine, but I knew it was only a matter of time...).

So, now its currently sitting in my garage. He complained that things were fine until suddenly the rpms would slowly run away on him. It would get worse as it warmed up. He also said it was leaking fuel. I ordered rebuild kits from dennis kirk (I believe KL brand). I haven't looked at it yet so I have no idea where the fuel is leaking from yet - my hope is its just a float/needle issue, not a leak somewhere between the tank and carb. As for the rpm runaway, it could be a lot of things from bound up throttle cable to air leaks and the list goes on.

My question is - can someone provide me with a float level or fuel level spec for this bike? I don't have any faith in these aftermarket market needles being EXACTLY the same height as OEM's so I'd like to verify for him.

Also, any other tid bits of advice would be fantastic.

As a side not, completely bone stock bike.
08-23-2017, 10:31 AM,
RE: 2000 650 Carb reduild questions
Also, the pilot screw # of turns spec would be great too!
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