2000 GL1500 SE Carburetor leaking


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banjoman7985
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2000 GL1500 SE Carburetor leaking

Postby banjoman7985 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:55 am



Hello from banjoman7985,
First time to post but I have been enjoying the How-To articles. I have seen several similar to my problem. However, my bike only has 8,000 miles and there is a gas drip coming from under where the accelerator cables connect. I have taken the carbs off and they look new with no evidence of where the leak is. It's hard to believe they need rebuilding with only 8,000 miles.
I would appreciate any advise.



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Re: 2000 GL1500 SE Carburetor leaking

Postby seelyark1 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:25 am

I assume that it still ran before you pulled the carbs. I would try hooking a fuel line with a gravity flow to the carbs to see if you can get it to show where it is leaking from. It should not need the carbs rebuilt. It could be as simple as a fuel line leaking. BTW I love Blue Grass music! :D
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banjoman7985
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Re: 2000 GL1500 SE Carburetor leaking

Postby banjoman7985 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:13 am

Thanks Seelyark1,
I failed to mention that it was running great before I took them off. No hesitation no problem only gas smell after riding, and only leaking at start after choking and cranking. Sometimes it stops visibly dripping except for smell.

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Re: 2000 GL1500 SE Carburetor leaking

Postby seelyark1 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:02 pm

Is it possible that you are leaving the fuel enrichment on for too long of a time period? Try keeping the RPMs below 2000 and turning it (fuel enrichment) off sooner. You may not really have a problem at all.
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Re: 2000 GL1500 SE Carburetor leaking

Postby banjoman7985 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:37 am

Thanks, I will try all of the suggestions.




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