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1986 XV700 Carburetor Float Settings (Danville KY)

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1986 XV700 Carburetor Float Settings (Danville KY)

Post by Dirkdiiggler89 » Thu Oct 20, 2022 4:50 am

Yes sir fellas. Could you tell me what the float bowl measurements are on an 86 xv700. This is my first bike and in my town all you can find are guys that work on Harleys. Anyways I've had them off, cleaned. and new jets. But when I went to start it yesterday it was folded to the point fuel was in the tailpipe

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Re: 1986 XV700 Carburetor Float Settings (Danville KY)

Post by ViragoJoe » Fri Oct 21, 2022 11:14 am

Dirkdiiggler89 wrote:
Thu Oct 20, 2022 4:50 am
Yes sir fellas. Could you tell me what the float bowl measurements are on an 86 xv700. This is my first bike and in my town all you can find are guys that work on Harleys. Anyways I've had them off, cleaned. and new jets. But when I went to start it yesterday it was folded flooded to the point fuel was in the tailpipe
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Dirk,
Consult your repair manual all specification are contained therein.

or visit our:

Quick Reference to Virago Specifications page:

https://www.viragohelp.com/virago-specifications/

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Your Location of (40422): Zip codes don't really help us, for members have to look them up and waste a lot of time looking for your location and bike info..

You need help from us. So, help us out by supplying your information. Then we can answer your questions faster.
Bikes in the UK, USA, and California are all different in one way or another. Now, ask yourself in what ways?

EXAMPLE:
These are all 1986 XV700's
What makes them different? You never indicated which one you have. Sorry, our clairvoyants didn't show up today.
XV700SS, XV700SSC
XV700CS, XV700CSC

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Additional information for you below. A must read: Virago Hitachi Carburetors

"(Note: the word "carburetor" is a French word. In English it refers to the fuel mixture dispenser residing near a cylinder. However, you should be aware that the meaning of this word in the native French language is quite different. In French it means: "Don't mess with me".)

Virago Hitachi Carburetors

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Also note: Float heights are tricky and most forget that Virago carburetors have a tilt angle to consider other brands of motorcycles too. The Carburetors are tilted, when installed on the engine in the bike. It can affect the fuel level in the float bowls. In this video by Steve listen closely for he mentions the Carburetor Tilt Angle only once.

Virago xv750 Carburetor Float height Adjustment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XWe001Y2ms
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