I've had two different Raodstars, and they both did what you described. It's called "Percolation". You may notice that the carb
is real close to the cylinders. On HOT days, this tends to heat up the carb. Not to mention that "carb Heater" that is installed from the factory.
The best way to start your bike once it floods, and it will, is shut the gas off at the petcock, and turn the starter. It will start shortly, then let it run for a few before you turn the gas petcock back on. It should run fine until you stop again. You may prevent some of this by getting in the habit of turning the petcock off each time you stop the bike on hot days.
The next step is to change to an aftermarket air cleaner box. This allows for better air flow around the carb, and it will reduce the heating of the carb.
NO, your needle and seat are not dirty. NO, your floats are not sticking. It's a pressure thing. HOT GAS, LOT'S OF PRESSURE, BLOWS BY THE NEEDLE AND SEAT.
No fix for it, just get used to it. You could remove the fuel pump. I've heard of people doing it, although maybe not for the same reason.
Good luck.<br><br>Post edited by: russdustus, at: 2006/10/30 12:51