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DRH1175

Honda carb problem?

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I have a 97 honda foreman. It fires up right away but after running for about 1 min it kills and will not run or start again until after it has sat for a hour. I bought a carb kit and am going to rebuild the carb. The previous owner I belive only used this atv once a year for deer hunting and let it sit the rest of the time. I am suspecting it is just totally gummed up. Am I right?

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I think you're on the right track. Sitting that long without much care or operation(previous owner), that carb has got to be gummed up.

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Dont overlook checking flow from the fuel tank petcock first. There is a chance that could be restricted, but it is likely the needle and seat are the problem.

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Thanks, Well I took it all apart and there was a little green gunk in the bowl but not really too much. Overall I thought it looked pretty clean. I put in another needle and cleaned the float and jets. It runs without any hesitation now.

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