I'm new to this forum and have a question regarding an XR600r from 1985.
Interested as I am, searching for an XR or XL 600, I found this 1985 XR600r in pretty good condition.
Talked to the seller, he had the gear box replaced, piston fine, put on some road tires, big dakar tank at a reasonable price (500 euro's). The only thing is that the carbs are overflowing. What he said is that the carbs overflow and then gasoline goes into the piston wetting the plugs, therefore 'drowning' the engine (as we say in Dutch).
I'm planning on going over to check it out. Getting there is not a problem but the main thing is getting the bike home if I'm buying it. I have no means to ship it to my place to fix it, I'd rather ride it home (~100 km).
Is there a way to fix this problem on-site, to get it home and then fix this permanently? I thought jokingly of turning the fuel valve off and on while riding, when power would go down, but is there a better solution? Is there advice on this matter?
Thanks in advance,