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    Need help with fueling issue

    Ok, I bought a t dub a few months ago for my wife. It's had an issue since a bought it but it doesn't act up with her. And when I ride it on the highway its fine.
    But when you ride hard in the yard or dirt, anything bouncy, it cuts out like its starving for fuel. Feels like you have to wait for the bowl to refill. If I nail the brakes it will do it.
    Carb is all stock. Was planning on checking the bowl height. I think the float isn't adjusted right. Any thoughts?

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    Sounds like your bouncy bobble kaboogle isn't working. Sorry I couldn't resist. Did you try taking the fuel line off at the carb just to see what kind of flow you get? You say its fine on the highway so I suspect it is probably ok but if you don't get a nice stream the screens on the petcock are likely plugged. I think there is also a screen under the needle and seat that could be plugged. Please let us know what you find.

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    Could be a couple of things. In addition to what Pete said there's a main needle splash guard that could be out of whack or installed wrong. Also there could be crud in the float bowl. I would also check in there. You can disconnect the throttle cables and loosen the in and out boot clamps and tilt the carb over to the right side and get at the float bowl screws from the left. No need to remove the carb this way. If every thing looks copacetic there then I would take the carb off and check the float height.
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    This could be something as simple as the kickstand safety switch. If the bike kickstand is jiggling up and down a bit in the rough stuff, it could be cutting off the ignition momentarily. You can unplug it and bypass it and take it back into the rough stuff and see if it does it then. Just a thought.
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    Good one tommy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devils Advocate View Post
    Good one tommy!
    +1! I'd check this first.
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    It's not sudden like the kickstand switch would make it. I have to stop the bike and let it idle for a minute before I can give any throttle input without choking down. It's starving for fuel. Thanks for the tips. Will find out Sunday.

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    Put a real strong dose of Lucus or SeaFoam in it and try running it for a while. It shouldn't be out of adjustment from the factory, since it has never been opened up. Do you have a gas filter installed in the line anywhere that might be clogging up?
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    Had an inline filter. I removed it and replaced the line. The po had cut the line and added a filter. Hose was linked so I thought that was the problem. Bike is a '12. And had 800 miles when I bought it two months ago. It runs wide open fine. Just rough terrain starves for fuel.
    These things must run lean. It's cold natured for sure

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    Try backing the air/fuel mixture screw out to 2 1/2 turns. That will help the lean issue and long warm up time. It will start easier also.
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