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I was just fitting the disc lock for the night and realised the bike is leaking fuel. Shit.

The fuel hose, petcock and tank itself are fine. The carburettor boots are soaked with fuel and there was a steady slow drip coming from the overflow lines. I've turned the fuel off at the tank and disconnected the fuel pumps electricity supply. For an overnight precaution I've syphoned the tank dry.

Any advice on what is causing this would be much appreciated, I'm supposed to be riding to see family on Saturday morning :s

Cheers everyone - boingk
 
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I was just fitting the disc lock for the night and realised the bike is leaking fuel. Shit.

The fuel hose, petcock and tank itself are fine. The carburettor boots are soaked with fuel and there was a steady slow drip coming from the overflow lines. I've turned the fuel off at the tank and disconnected the fuel pumps electricity supply. For an overnight precaution I've syphoned the tank dry.

Any advice on what is causing this would be much appreciated, I'm supposed to be riding to see family on Saturday morning :s

Cheers everyone - boingk
It might be some junk caught under the needle and set in the carby.

Time to remove carbies.
 

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Yeah, was thinking about doing a carb strip this weekend anyway. Looks like I'll be doing it away from home now as the bike doesn't seem to leak while riding. I got the thing for a case or two of beer and I've fixed most of its problems, but just thought I'd check and see if this was anything critical. You know, something bike specific that I wouldn't know about if I was looking at it haha.

Thanks mate - boingk
 

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it really doesnt take long to clean your carbs.. i just did it in about 2 hours.. literally just came back from cleaning the carbs no more then 2 minutes ago. i actually didnt mind it either!
 

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motthomas - Thinking along the lines of float heights myself, its been in the hands of two absolutely clueless fellows before me and has been dropped a few times. Guessing the floats may have taken a slight jarring, could even be partially stuck on an outsided gasket or something weird like that.

No worries on carb cleaning fellas, I've got a GS850 that had a full going over before I roadtested it. Pulls like a demon from 2,000rpm haha; complete opposite of the CBR.

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me to :D just been out doing my bike its a cbr 250 r mc19 and i had the same deal hard core flow of gas from the overflow and it was from one of my floats sticking easy fix, i also found a good youtube video on how to fix it hes help me with heps of shit with my bikes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxX232tCAVo

but now my thorttle cable ant pulling back it was fine b4 i took off the carbs now its not????
 

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Your throttle cable is probably too tight as you didnt leave enough freeplay in the cable
You get used to it with practise, but from my experience it got tighter when i put the carbs on and even tighter with the tank on
So best to leave a bit more freeplay than needed when you set it at the carbs
 
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