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howjr51
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fuel leak

Postby howjr51 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:57 am



I am a nubie to this site
I need some help on a fuel leak at the filler neck. when i start and run gas collects in the plastic pan at the neck. I have to adjust the idle to get cranked. the last time I had this problem it cost about $500. I dont understand why a mech. wants to build carbs to fix this. any help would be great. I really dont want to tear into this thing but $500 covers a lot of mistakes

thanks in advance
Harold



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Re: fuel leak

Postby dingdong » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:16 am

At the filler neck there is a vacuum operated fuel valve. (petcock) it is more that likely leaking. You need to replace or rebuild. I think there are rebuild kits available but I'm not sure. Someone will be along who knows if they are or not.

Welcome to the forum.

Edit: I guess I should have made petcock one word. LOL
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Re: fuel leak

Postby TennX » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:41 am

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Re: fuel leak

Postby howjr51 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:58 pm

Thanks guys

I was thinking it would be something this simple.

ignorance is expensive and poverty sucks
thanks again
Harold

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Re: fuel leak

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:58 pm

On non-California bikes, there is a t-junction that ends up near the overflow tray. It is just left open, not connected to anything. On California bikes it connects to an evaporative canister for emissions purposes.

We had a user here who had a carburetor problem causing fuel from the carbs to back up this tube and empty into the tray. The fact that you have to mess with your idle speed in order to get your bike to start would indicate that you already have something not quite right with your carbs. You might have a stuck float in one of your carburetors.




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