WR takin' a leak....

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  • Rooster426

Posted July 14, 2006 - 12:23 PM


Okay, trusty blue is leaking fuel when she's not running (from the carb tube). I was assuming a stuck float. I thought I could just tap the carb to get it "unstuck". No such luck though. There is no fuel leaking when the bike is running, just after I shut it off and have it sitting. It takes about 20-30 seconds but then ....drip ,drip, drip......pretty heavily :ride: . I really don't want to pull the carb just to fix this, any advice? 2001 WR426

  • bandit99

Posted July 14, 2006 - 12:52 PM


It is an easy fix. You just need a new float needle. You can probably do it without taking the carb off but I would recommend taking it off, cleaning it, repalcing the float needle and making sure your jets are clear too. If the needle is worn out a good inspection is in order.

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  • GCannon

Posted July 14, 2006 - 12:55 PM


Mine does that to. I have checked the float level checked and replaced the float needle it goes away for a while but always comes back never leaks while running. i never see wear on the needle tip when I have the carb apart. leaks most during period of none use the more I ride the less severe the leaking. I guess I don't have any great advise for you except turn the fuel off.

  • Rich_in_Orlando

Posted July 14, 2006 - 01:13 PM


Don't want to pull the carb just to fix it, eh? Yeah, that would be a big job. You lazy blood clot.

  • Baron Von Beard

Posted July 14, 2006 - 01:16 PM


Float needle for sure. Stop being lazy and just fix it. With as expensive as gas is nowadays you can't afford to let that stuff just spill on the ground! :ride:


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