Re: Dead Honda sl125
I completely agree with the previous post...I have tried and tried to fix floats...buy a new one, it will actually work. i left you info about carb diagrams/info on your other post. honda is pretty good about making old parts available, try a Honda shop that has a good reputation for dealing with older bikes and you will most likely find a float. get a new needle and seat as well, plus bowl gasket...do it once and right and it should work fine. most spray carb cleaners from auto parts stores should be suitable for flushing out the crud, follow with compressed air. Old bikes all need cleaned carbs. Buy or get a copy of the service manual.
I have an old Clymer's manual that lists your bike,
- Float level is .945 inch or 24mm,
- Pilot air screw is about 1.5 turns out from lightly seated. this should be the screw on the air filter end of the carb, on right side. screw it in until it LIGHTLY seats, back out 1.5 turns and that's it. it also might be on left side, but still at rear by air filter boot.
- Clip for needle (in slide) is middle or 3rd
- Idle speed at 1200 rpm.
- Depending on exact model, you could have either a 92, 98 or 100 main jet, 38 slow jet for all types. See your post for carb info for more