Hey Guys, I'm Ghosty, nice to meet ya. First time posting to the forum, been lurking for a few weeks now. I grabbed a 1986 VF500F from a police auction for a grand, my first street bike, and I am absolutely loving it. So I put about 850~ miles on the clock since I picked her up, but I was noticing some odd behavior on freeways she would love it for about 10 or so minutes, and then I would start to feel a loss of power and I would have to be at WOT just to keep her at 75 and when I would pull off, if I pulled in the clutch and let the revs dip down to idle the bike would die. This would not happen at all, on surface streets, but the second I would take the bike on the freeway, it was kaput. Ended up checking the headers and found out that the 4th cylinder was not firing. Loosened up the drain screws and low and behold, the 4th carb was bone dry. It's odd though because the bike would run perfectly for hours on surface streets, and she would start right up cold. We ended up ripping the carbs off the bike to see if anything was messed up, but the carbs are in great condition, bowls were super clean, none of the jets were blocked, all the slides had good vaccum, couldn't see any real wear on the float valve. So we put everything back together and lo and behold now we cant get the bike to start without a nice fat dose of starter fluid. We have good spark, and good compression so I am positive it is the carbs, but I can't understand why the 4th carb isn't getting fuel. I ordered some new float valves, and a float level gauge. in the hopes that maybe I can get my baby started again. But for now I am relegated to being a filthy cager. TL; DR I pretend to know what I am talking about, bike used to run strong on surface streets, died on freeways, took off carbs now bike wont start. Any chance someone knows the float level for the 86 carbs? I have the Clymer manual, but it doesn't have the 86' on there Also any thoughts on my situation as a whole? I just want to get her running again so I can take her back through the twisties.