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Hey guys/gals and pretty much anyone that can help me. I just pulled my carb and cleaned the mess out of it. After putting my carb back on I am suddenly overheating horribly. Any suggestions as to why this would have started after just simply cleaning a dirty carb??

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Make sure the boots that connect to the carb are seated properly and sealing correctly. If not you could be running your bike very lean and cause it it to overheat.. what type of bike is it?

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Something is causing a lean condition, if it's really related to the carb clean out. 

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Somewhere you have an air leak. Start the bike and using starting ether, spray around the boots, and carb looking for a specific area that raises the idle RPM's.

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I've been thinking about this problem and we need to clarify a few assumptions. David, can we safely assume that you had absolutely no overheating issues prior to the carb rebuild? No loss of coolant, low coolant levels, bad radiator cap, etc?

If the answer is "no prior issues", I think maybe you might have installed the float wrong or have a bad connection at the intake boot.

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You are correct. Absolutely no problems before the carb (clean and gasket replace) the bike ran smoothly. That's what I was thinking. Maybe a float issue???

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Did you dunk the carburetor in some type of solvent or use harsh carb cleaner ?  

If yes, and if some seals, o-rings and gaskets were still inside, they've swelled and now allowing an air leak.

 

It seems a common issue with FCR carbs if not completely disassembled

(pretty sure I remember reading about the mid-body gasket / seal and throttle slide seal being affected)

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