Crab drain screw leaking on 01 426

5 replies to this topic
  • honyam83

Posted December 20, 2009 - 01:27 PM


This started happening last spring after a carb cleaning. I did get it to stop for a while. I was trying to get the beast started yesterday (it had been sitting for a month or more and was cold in the garage) the drain started leaking agian. I have spent about an hour reading posts on this problem and my question is Does this drain double as an overflow?
What would cause it to leak from this over flow if it does double as one.
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks Honyam

  • grayracer513

Posted December 20, 2009 - 04:45 PM


Yes, it does also serve as the overflow, and what it means here is that your float needle and/or the O-ring on the seat has dried out from sitting, and your bike is flooding. They may recover if they stay wet long enough, but don't let the bike sit with the gas on and the engine off at all until this stops.

If it doesn't recover, you'll need to replace the needle/seat.

  • honyam83

Posted December 20, 2009 - 06:21 PM


Thanks grey. I guess I may just need to get the bike out more often. I wait and see if they seal back up with operation. Thank you for the answer on the over flow question.

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  • FinchFan194

Posted December 20, 2009 - 06:24 PM


Even if I don't go riding I at least try to fire my bike up every 2 or 3 weeks and put it up an down the road I live on.

  • Wes Woodin

Posted December 21, 2009 - 10:32 AM


What is a crab drain JK

  • honyam83

Posted December 21, 2009 - 04:17 PM


She's back to normal. I guess the needle needed a little fuel on it thanks. I guess i just need to ride more often.

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