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Old 11-01-2013, 05:57 PM
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Default Re: in need of info

Yes, you must do a complete tear down to replace case half mating gaskets on all engines that use them.

Unless your engine is running really badly, from a leak at the case halves, I would guess you probably have a leaky petcock and/or a leaky float valve sending fuel on down when the motor is no longer running.

Clean the engine well and dry it. Place clean, dry cardboard beneath the engine. Inspect after a few hours.
On better quality motorcycles, mechanics dust talcum powder on the engine, after cleaning and drying, to locate very, very small seeps.

Good luck
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