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Grot
01-17-2011, 02:55 AM
Know anything about this bike?

http://knoxville.craigslist.org/mcy/2163904762.html

drdevil
01-17-2011, 03:59 AM
I've fixed sticky floats by spraying carb cleaner in the lines w/ the drains open.... if it still runs tho, you can run alot of cleaner thru the tank....

That said, I'd offer him $850 tops.

The Captain
01-18-2011, 01:24 AM
The V4 carbs are a bit of a bugger to work on. The VF motors of that vintage had an oil issue that starved the uphill cam bearings. Honda replaced a lot of heads. I'd do a little research on that. The only way to do the carbs right is to remove them, take them apart and soak them in Yamaha Carb soak. It's a water based solution that doesn't eat the cheap cast aluminum. The stuff is the bomb! You can leave them attached to each other but remove all the jets and pilot screws. Float valves I'd replace. Reassemble, reinstall and sync the carbs.