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Old 04-16-2014, 06:45 PM
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Default Re: Occasional carby leak

Originally Posted by 2door View Post
Are you using an in-line fuel filter? This sounds like crud getting caught in the float valve. The kit tanks are notorious for having rust, dirt and scale in them. They need to be cleaned and flushed before installation and then a good in-line filter installed between the tank and carburetor.

Also it is always a good idea to shut off the fuel petcock when the bike is parked. Even with a properly working float valve fuel can seep, especially if the petcock doesn't shut off completely, and give you the condition you describe.
Check the petcock to see if it completely closes in the off position.

Thanks Tom ,I've checked the tang and action it seems fine ,also I've always run a good inline filter , yes admittedly I've occasionally left the fuel valve in the on position ,lesson learned I guess ,it is one of those mulder and scully mysteries I guess

It just baffles me as to why it only occasionally does it ,apart from this issue she runs sweet and doesn't miss a beat anymore

Cheers for the advice Tom
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