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Old 11-16-2011, 07:24 AM   #32
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Location: Tucson, AZ
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Thanks, all!

Unfortunately, I was not able to ride in yesterday. I began the startup process and as I was doing so, noticed a huge (and growing) puddle of fuel on my left foot. The left carb was leaking gas like crazy. When I cleaned the carb, I didn't do a thorough replace of all the pieces, so I suspected it was the float needle. Sure enough, it was worn to the point of not sealing. And because I don't know how old the floats really are, just decided to do a "real" rebuild.

So I pushed the bike back into the garage and took the Mustang to work (which is also quite a bit of fun!) I ordered a complete rebuild kit from Bing yesterday and plan on tearing the carbs down again this weekend. This time I'll replace everything and start from scratch.
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