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TK-22 Carburetors 29 Nov 2020 05:29 #839160

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Hello. I have a 1981 KZ550 LTD that I am fixing up. I had the carburetors apart and cleaned them, bench tested the float bowl fuel height, and did a mechanical sync. Unfortunately the two middle carburetors are dripping very slowly out the bottom bowl drains. would this be a float valve, bowl fuel height issue, or bad drain screws. I'm new to the carburetor scene so any help wold be appreciated. Thanks.

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TK-22 Carburetors 29 Nov 2020 06:26 #839164

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I think either your float height is incorrect or you have worn float valves. Most likely the latter.
I have a couple of Z1B's restored, an '80 KZ1000LTD restored, a 1981 KZ550 restored and a 2008 KLR 650 for off road fun. My wife has a 2019 Suzuki DR 650 for on and off road.

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TK-22 Carburetors 29 Nov 2020 10:41 #839186

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hardrockminer wrote: I think either your float height is incorrect or you have worn float valves. Most likely the latter.


Agree. Also if your float bowls have overflow tubes inside you should inspect them closely to make sure they are not cracked.

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TK-22 Carburetors 29 Nov 2020 13:54 #839204

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Lou ( loudhvx)has assembled quite a bit of information about the 550, including a bunch on the TK carbs.

www.kzrider.com/forum/8-about-the-site/600635-signature#702657
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough

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