Leaking fuel into intake and not starting


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Laughingmad
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Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100

Leaking fuel into intake and not starting

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Hi all! I'm working on restoring an 1982 gl1100. Got it to torn over, but fuel is goong into the intake in the carbs. Was hoping I could get a but better direction here from you all. I took the carbs off and got a rebuild kit.


slickster
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Re: Leaking fuel into intake and not starting

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Sounds like a stuck needle valve, pretty simple fix, get all passages clean, one at a time....
Laughingmad
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Re: Leaking fuel into intake and not starting

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Ok, so I cleaned the needles and sprayed some carb cleaner into those passages. It wanted to start but then started putting gas into the intake again. I think it is coming from carb 3. Any better idea on how to clean that up?
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Re: Leaking fuel into intake and not starting

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You can try rapping on the float bowl with a screwdriver handle, sometimes they just get stuck from being dry. But more than likely you will have to open the float bowl, and clean the float pivot, and the needle and seat.
slickster
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Re: Leaking fuel into intake and not starting

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Replace the needle valve, especially if it's rubber tipped...


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