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1996 Sportster 1200 leaking gas from filter/carb.

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Old Feb 16th, 2009, 01:34 AM     #1
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1996 Sportster 1200 leaking gas from filter/carb.

1996 Sportster 1200 leaking gas from filter/carb.
Bike is all stock.

Not my bike. Trying to help a friend.
Just bought the bike 2 months ago.
Bike is all stock.

I have an idea of what problem is,
but haven't worked on a Sportster before.

Any info. of this Sportster carb leak would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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Old Feb 16th, 2009, 12:09 PM     #2
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Re: 1996 Sportster 1200 leaking gas from filter/carb.

You might want to check if there is a Dynojet kit installed. I have a 97 and notice a leakage issue of raw fuel at the carburetor. When I pulled the ham can and filter off you could see the raw fuel when you cracked the throttle. This would drip for a few minutes after riding the bike, usually right down on the cam cover.

I was told by the folks at the HD dealer, that this would happen on occassion with the Dynojet Kits. I was also getting about 35 MPG. Having bought this bike with this alteration in place, I was not able to supply the factory parts for replacement. However, I was able to find a factory carb on ebay for about $45.

All is well now, the bike is smooth, with no smell of fuel and I get about 42/43 general intown riding and have hit 49 on consistant highway riding.
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Old Mar 18th, 2009, 03:41 AM     #3
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Re: 1996 Sportster 1200 leaking gas from filter/carb.

That just happened to me, turns out the breather on the gastank cap was blocked. We just blew hard on it and that fixed it
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