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Draining carburetor

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**Honda Fourtrax 300** I know this is a simple question but when someone floads their bike and needs to drain the watery gas out the carburetor how do you drain the bowl???

Also can someone give me a rundown of the basic step to do before trying to start their 300 after it's been floaded and you need to get back. Like draining carb and air box. Getting all of the water out of the exhaust and engine. Is flipping the compression release and trying to start better. Or why do people say to pull the spark plug and try and turn the engine over that way like how does that work?
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Screw on the bottom right side of the carb will drain the carb bowl (with petcock turned off). Turn counterclockwise until fuel flows out of overflow tube on bottom of carb.

Check airbox for water. If water in air box, drain it.

Remove spark plug, hit starter. If there is water in the cylinder it will come shooting out of the spark plug hole. If no water in there, that's good.

Check oil. If it's milky, that's very bad. If it's not, you got lucky.
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As jeep said.. However, decompression lever up and it will also start without busting bits up.

Make yer’ snorkel longer!! Lol
I keep forgetting the 300's have that.

My 500's, 420's, and 350's don't!
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