1200 Aspencade Carb Overflow


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TAI
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1200 Aspencade Carb Overflow

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I'm a new member and this is my first time to post, so forgive me if this is a redundant question. I have a 1984 Aspencade with 28000 miles. It has been sitting for about 5 years. I rebuilt the carbs replacing the slow jets, main jest and float needles. I did measure the floats before reassembly. Got everything put back together and started her up. Ran pretty good as carbs have not been sync'ed yet. The problem is that gas pours from the overflow tube between the carbs on the right side. Is this due to the float needle sticking? Is there a way to free it without taking the carbs off for the 4th time? Any help is appreciated.



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Re: 1200 Aspencade Carb Overflow

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Use a rubber mallet - and tap it gently while running could see it release - but no guarantees- you may need to disassemble them again, and clean the needle seat. Suggestion would also be to make sure the fuel system is clean from tank through a filter to the carbs.

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Re: 1200 Aspencade Carb Overflow

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I did try tapping it, but not while running as it was spilling too much gas. I replaced the gas filter before trying to run it. Thanks for the response. I'll try the tapping while it is running to see if that makes a difference.

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