1200 GL Interstate Carb leak


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Ken Hall
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1200 GL Interstate Carb leak

Postby Ken Hall » Mon May 23, 2016 11:28 am



I recently purchased this bike (November 2015) since then I have put a little over 1200 miles on it. Recently I noticed a fuel leak coming from under my right leg. I took it to a dealership because I could find anyone local to look at it. There assessment is that the fuel is gushing form the crossover in the carb. After doing some research I cant find anything on how to fix it. Does anyone have some pointers, is this something a novice mechanic can do or am I in trouble? The bike still runs, but is a little sluggish. When I dropped the bike off the leak was a drip, now when sitting till the fuel pools on the engine and flows out pretty bad.



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ekvh
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Re: 1200 GL Interstate Carb leak

Postby ekvh » Mon May 23, 2016 1:40 pm

Better quit starting it. I would first confirm the leak's origin. If it's the crossovers the dealer said, the carbs come out and you separate the carbs. Each tube has an o-ring on each end.

Novice can do it if you take your time. I don't recall a thread rebuilding 1200 carbs.

Ken Hall
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Re: 1200 GL Interstate Carb leak

Postby Ken Hall » Mon May 23, 2016 4:33 pm

Ekvh,
I have a guy who is willing to help / watch / show me how to do this, but he is 30 min away. Is it ok to drive there?

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Re: 1200 GL Interstate Carb leak

Postby twocams » Mon May 23, 2016 6:21 pm

As long as you're not afraid it will catch on fire dripping on the hot exhaust. :o

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Re: 1200 GL Interstate Carb leak

Postby MechDad » Mon May 23, 2016 9:19 pm

I have an 85 Aspencade and I had the same issue. In my case, I must have been a little too rough, and I put a little bend just on the end of the tube. I found the part number, but have only found one through my local dealership. 16026-MG9-004 is the number. I ended up double o-ringing the end, and that has sealed it til I can get a new one. Hopefully you'll be luckier, and it will just need new o-rings. It is a lot of work, so it would be worth cleaning the carbs while they are out.
Good luck!
Steve in Maine




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