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1994 Kawasaki Bayou 220 Carburator


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I recently acquired 1994 Bayou 220 (leaks oil, leaks gas).  Beginning by cleaning carb.  When I took the float bowl off, the brass overflow tube is not straight (see image).  I am not sure if this is "right" or was damaged/modified at some point (although I can't image why).  I have looked for an image or drawing that would show this clearly with no luck.  Should this tube be straight vertical; and if so, should I attempt to straighten it, replace it, or leave it be (not sure if this would effect the required float level setting as the end of the tube sits just a little lower at the angle).  Prob putting too much thought into this, but any info would help!

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It should be straight, I have a couple of chinese clone carbs for a bayou 220 in the shop and they are all straight.  I don't think it would try to straighten it though b/c that brass is pretty soft.  If it were to break off down low then the bowl wouldn't hold any fuel.  It should be fine as it is if you don't have another bowl to use.  That's just there so if the float sticks it allows fuel a way out instead of flooding the head with fuel.  BTW, that bowl gasket looks like dirty ass. 

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