Posted June 29, 2005 - 01:56 PM
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Posted June 29, 2005 - 07:47 PM
What is happening is the needle doesn't stop the fuel flow from the tank. (gravity feed). The fuel fills up in the bowl and runs out the overflow tube, then out the overflow line.
Sometimes you can see trails of what looks like oil or liquid on the trails when you ride. This is the overflow from somebody's carb. Even if it stops leaking, if you don't have a good needle and seat, your carb will still overflow when you are riding due to vibration. The bike may run fine but your gas mileage and range will really suck.
For the price of a needle and seat, and the price of gas these days, you might save yourself some money by putting in a new needle and seat.
Posted June 29, 2005 - 08:28 PM
Posted June 30, 2005 - 05:49 PM
Posted June 30, 2005 - 05:50 PM
I suppose you cleaned the hole and the screw real good. Can you see inside? If there is nothing there, maybe try putting some teflon tape on the screw, make sure it goes over the tip, not just the threads. Worst case, pick it out with a dental pick. I think this would be better than JB welding it.
Posted June 30, 2005 - 06:39 PM
My carb is leaking fuel out of the fuel bowl drain. I can't tighten it enough to stop it as I dont want to strip out the threads or damage the seat...I think that's why it may be leaking as it is. Any ideas as to how to get it to stop? It's just a minor drip right now, but I'm not happy about it . BTW, what the p/n for a new fuel bowl?...SC
Check out this company http://www.carbparts..._parts_list.htm Look under the street FCR carbs--nothing listed under off-road for fuel bowls. You may need to call them because there is many different part numbers for the fuel bowls.
Posted June 30, 2005 - 08:20 PM
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