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Author Topic: Carb leaking at the overflow?  (Read 93 times)

rvcycleguy

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Carb leaking at the overflow?
« on: July 19, 2014, 10:12:12 PM »
Hello all,  I've not been able to ride the RE of late.  Fe weeks actually.  Went to start it and ride this week and could not get it fired up.  Checked spark, fuel at petcock, battery condition.  Narrowed it down to the Micarb.  Took the float bowl off and it was dry.  Took the floats off and check the seat.  Seemed ok.  Put it back together and it fired right up but it's leaking fuel out the bottom from what appears to be an overflow outlet.  So, got plenty of fuel into the combustion chamber but too much dripping out of the carb?  Any ideas guys?

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Re: Carb leaking at the overflow?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2014, 10:19:16 PM »
Typically a piece of grit stuck in the needle/seat valve.
Try a few stiff raps on the side of the float bowl with the plastic handle of a screwdriver. Use an inline fuel filter, too.
This is quite common.
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Re: Carb leaking at the overflow?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2014, 10:34:14 PM »
Thanks Ace.  I will check that out. 
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Re: Carb leaking at the overflow?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2014, 01:37:31 PM »
Ace is right

rvcycleguy

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Re: Carb leaking at the overflow?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2014, 09:02:30 PM »
Well, after more inspection of the carb, the seat is not stopping the fuel delivery.  I wrapped on it a few times with no success.  I removed the carb, removed the float bowl and the seat was stuck.  I removed it, cleaned it and placed it back.  Put in a new inline fuel filter and cleaned the air filter as well.  Seems to be back to normal now.  Fired it up and rode the neighborhood and all is good.  Thanks for the prompt replies. 
« Last Edit: July 20, 2014, 09:59:17 PM by rvcycleguy »
1956 Bullet 500 (G2) Custom tank, Silencer Muffler, Powder Coated Chassis
2006 Suzuki Boulevard C50 (800cc) Touring set-up. white walls, pearl white w/ ghost flames