Gas Everywhere!

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by WillM, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. WillM

    WillM Member

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    I got up early this morning, cranked up my bike (02 Fatboy w/ S&S carb). Fuel began pouring out of the overflow tube! I kill it and it stops, cranked it back up and the same thing! There was no sign of any leak before I cranked it up....please help! I want to go riding.....thanks
     
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a stuck float. Even a tiny bit of debris can get between the needle and seat and cause the bowl to overflow. Sometimes several sharp raps with a screwdriver handle on the float bowl will fix.
    Also, after you get the bike away from the gas puddle, turn the fuel off and start the bike, just as it starts to die from fuel starvation, open and close the petcock. Repeat, it may flush problem away. Or not.
     
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  3. WillM

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    thanks for the quick response....I'll give it a shot.
     
  4. WillM

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    Just wanted to say thanks....that did it. I took the breather cover off and tapped the bowl, and it was fine. I ordered another air filter so when it comes in, I think I'll go ahead and flush out the bowl.
     
  5. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Nice work Breeze!
     
  6. Breeze3at

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    Thanks. Reply to enough posts, and I'm bound to get one right! :D
     
  7. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    now time for some well deserved apple pie.....:p
     
  8. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Relentless!
     
  9. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    honest...!!!:D
     
  10. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    It wasn't the Apple Pie, (PA liked that) it was all the sampling I did of the "other" stuff. :newsmile016: