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Old 09-15-2016, 07:22 PM
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Location: Burlington NC
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My XJ650 had gas in the oil when the PO delivered it to me. Upon disassembling the carbs, I found rust particles in every nook and cranny of the carbs. The tiny rust particles can lodge between the float needles and the seats causing the gas to get by the float needles and eventually into the crankcase.

After I cleaned the carbs and re-assembled, I installed lawnmower cheapo fuel filters and never had a problem with gas getting into the oil of that bike. I ran that bike 4 years and the carbs never needed any attention during that time.
82 XJ1100 - sold
96 Honda Magna 750 - Girlfriend's bike
2000 ZRX1100 - sold
2003 FJR1300 - Silver rocket
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