fuel leak and smell


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blu
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fuel leak and smell

Postby blu » Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:56 pm



After not driving my bike for a few days upon starting it up and after I put it on the kick stand, it leaks a little fuel. I can't imagine it's the carbs because it runs perfect. I just recently changed the air filter with some encouragement from you guys, thanks. I did replace a K and H with the factory filter, runs better. So, does anyone have any ideas? Is there a breather that has to be cleaned? Thanks for your input.



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ct1500
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Re: fuel leak and smell

Postby ct1500 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:06 pm

Certain carb fuel leaks will have no affect on how it runs, just gives poor fuel mileage and fire hazard.

You need to remove plastic to see and identify precisely where it is leaking from.
This is what I do
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blu
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Re: fuel leak and smell

Postby blu » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:23 pm

Is there how to pictures on removing the plastic to get to the carbs to find the leak?

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Re: fuel leak and smell

Postby tprender » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:24 pm

This will help in taking off the side plastic so that you can look around for the gas leak. Did you change these 2 filters while you were in there changing the air filter?
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Re: fuel leak and smell

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:11 pm

My 88 had a pinhole in the vacuum fuel cutoff valve.its just in front of the gas cap.It would drip into the plastic tray and evaporate.I think there's a rebuild kit for them now.

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Re: fuel leak and smell

Postby blu » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:22 am

No I did not, it seems none of the mechanics at the Honda dealer know anything about checking these, so I got lazy.




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