gas under my valves cover


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huskerboy
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gas under my valves cover

Postby huskerboy » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:20 pm



Just have a? I'm working on my wing , I took the valve cover off and gas came out, anybody know why


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Re: gas under my valves cover

Postby f1xrupr » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:59 pm

Left gas on-float in carb stuck-flooded intake port with valve closed, ran in between stem and guide ..???
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Re: gas under my valves cover

Postby goldminerusa » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:59 am

Time to rebuild the carbs. Use Randakks rebuild Kit, comes with fuel shut-off rebuild parts.

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Re: gas under my valves cover

Postby huskerboy » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:46 pm

I just got the bike running , and gas just poured it of both valve covers, a lot on the right side
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Re: gas under my valves cover

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:00 pm

Sounds like , as fixruper said, stuck floats.
Might be time to pull the carbs and check. Regards, Johnny

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Re: gas under my valves cover

Postby huskerboy » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:03 pm

Johnyy Smoke wrote:Sounds like , as fixruper said, stuck floats.
Might be time to pull the carbs and check. Regards, Johnny

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Re: gas under my valves cover

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:41 am

This is an informative article which will help to determine any problems with your floats: http://www.randakksblog.com/floats-101/
The float height for the 1980 is 15.5 mm (0.61 in).
Make sure the height is DEAD ON-from heel to toe. Close enough will not work-(ask me how I know :roll: )
Also be sure floats are not bent ,yes, this happens to floats that have never been removed from the carbs!
Check needle valves for wear and 0-rings, and for gunk built up.
Getting the float height correct can (will) test your patience :x - just take your time. Coonrapids? Nice place, from St Charles, myself.
Let us know how it goes. Regards, Johnny
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Re: gas under my valves cover

Postby f1xrupr » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:47 am

Huskerboy, after reading your first post, my mental approach to your symptoms described was casual, however....after reading your comment (2nd post), mentality has escalated to critical! If in fact, gas "is" coming from your valve covers while the engine is running, then, your OIL MUST BE CONTAMINATED AND DILUTED WITH COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF GASOLINE, TO FLUID LEVELS IN ENGINE THAT IS COMPLICATING BREATHING FUNCTIONS, AND ESCALATING BLOW-BY VOLUMES! THIS IS A TREMENDOUS FIRE HAZARD (HOT EXHAUST), AND ALSO EMINENT ENGINE DESTRUCTION!


Note...it may be imperative to contact Huskerboy via cell phone etc peradventure he is comuting on this bike, or otherwise unable to receive this comment in a timely manner, do to safety concerns...???
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Re: gas under my valves cover

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:07 am

huskerboy wrote:I just got the bike running , and gas just poured it of both valve covers, a lot on the right side

I don't think he would be riding it with gas pouring out of the valve covers. Just common sense. Regards, Johnny

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Re: gas under my valves cover

Postby huskerboy » Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:40 pm

Johnyy Smoke wrote:
huskerboy wrote:I just got the bike running , and gas just poured it of both valve covers, a lot on the right side

I don't think he would be riding it with gas pouring out of the valve covers. Just common sense. Regards, Johnny
thanks to all who replied, no I'm not riding the bike, I going to take the carbs apart and rebuild them, but I never done it be for, I seen videos on how to do it and it doesn't seems that hard. .
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Re: gas under my valves cover

Postby robertdawber » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:51 pm

huskerboy wrote:
Johnyy Smoke wrote:
huskerboy wrote:I just got the bike running , and gas just poured it of both valve covers, a lot on the right side

I don't think he would be riding it with gas pouring out of the valve covers. Just common sense. Regards, Johnny
thanks to all who replied, no I'm not riding the bike, I going to take the carbs apart and rebuild them, but I never done it be for, I seen videos on how to do it and it doesn't seems that hard. .

If you are at all concerned, Pistol Pete will do all of the work for you including syncing them. And for not much more money than the kit and the tools you might need (sync instruments, extra advil) http://www.oldwings.com/services.html




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