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XS650 Carby Float Settings

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by Wally2, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Hi All
    I have a 1982 XS650 SH
    Does anyone know what the Carby plastic float setting are for this model?
    Is it 22mm

  2. This: When I set the float height per the manual I flip the carbs upside down, lower the float until the tab just touches the needle and measure the height from the gasket surface to the top of the float. I think for my 77 it is 25mm.
    Based on what you said I am thinking that if I set the height to 26mm I will have actually lowered the float in the bowl and leaned the mixture. Is this correct?
    -- Response --
    Correct - Bob Scogin

    From HERE
  3. There's a web page somewhere that shows a technique on an xs where a clear plastic tube is used to set float height. Seemed like a good theory, but relied on the carbies being pretty horizontal.