zoran zv30 at
Mon Oct 29 16:13:03 PDT 2007

your valve needle where fuel enters bowl is not sealing

Zoran Vujasinovic
Twin Works Factory
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joanna Moss" <jo at>
To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at>
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 4:06 PM
Subject: Carbs

>I have a 2000 SV650. Am I reading the shop manual correctly? I measure the 
>float height with the carb dry. Basically, with the float resting in place 
>with no external pressure on it, the measurement from the highest point of 
>the float to the top edge of the carb body should be 7.0 +/- 0.5mm. This is 
>very different from the last set of carbs I was in.
> If I am measuring correctly, then the float level is just fine. Anyone 
> have any other ideas as to why, when I run the bike, gas comes out of my 
> carb air vent hose? I have already tested that the float does float. I was 
> switching carb assemblies, so these carbs have not been run in over a 
> year. I took them apart and cleaned them with carb cleaner before 
> installing them.
> - Joanna
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