Fuel leak?


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GrimReaper86
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Motorcycle: 1986. GL1200A Aspencade

Fuel leak?

Postby GrimReaper86 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:42 am



I have a fuel smell and found gas pooling on top of the block near the left rear carb (A). Then, I noticed the area where the tube from the carb meets the top of the cylinder (B). Does anyone think the two a related? Would this be a bad gasket or o-ring? Would it be difficult to correct?

I don't really like the way "B" looks. Maybe it should be taken apart and cleaned anyway. I was wondering if the would mean an entire re - build or can just this area be worked on?

This is on an 86 Aspencade A.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
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tprender
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Re: Fuel leak?

Postby tprender » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:17 pm

You need to see if the thing is leaking all of the time or just when the bike is running. Mine only leaked this summer when the bike was running. found out that it was the o-rings on the cross over tube had dry rotted. You could be lucky and only have the inlet hose lose.

GrimReaper86
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Re: Fuel leak?

Postby GrimReaper86 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:19 am

It seems it's leaking only after it's been sitting for a couple of days. When I ride it on Saturday, it wouldn't show leaking til a couple of days later. We're you able to change the o-ring by just working on the one tube, or did the whole things need to be taken apart?

tprender
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Re: Fuel leak?

Postby tprender » Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:06 pm

I went for the easiest to fix 1st was the needle and seat hanging up, then checked the floats. Still had the leak only when the bike was running. to replace the orings on the 3 cross over tubes, you have to take the carbs off of the center section.
If you comes when it is setting, I would check hoses. Start the bike up and make sure that there are no leaks with the bike running and go from there. I am not the best carb person, but I can find my way around a bike to fix it somewhat.

GrimReaper86
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Re: Fuel leak?

Postby GrimReaper86 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:11 pm

Thanks... I'll give it a try...




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