Fuel filled airbox! Need direction.
Today I walked up to my '01 Bonnie to find a rainbow river flowing downslope from the bike.
I removed the left-side cover and found that the airbox was filled with fuel and that it was dripping down onto the swingarm and then then the fuel would travel back along the swingarm and drip off onto the ground from the very end.
1. My petcock was turned to "on". I know, this is a bad habit. I usually remember to turn it to "off" but this time I didn't. Still, if everything is working correctly, it shouldn't get leak.
2. My choke/enrichener was about 1/4 to 1/2 the way out. Could this have caused the problem?
What I also found was that the little oil catchment tube under the airbox was filled with fuel. I pulled it out to drain the fuel from the airbox and stood the bike upright to get it all out. The leak was relatively slow, only about a drip a second off the end of the swing arm.
I was able to start the bike (it reluctantly came to life) and ride it home 3 miles where it now sits.
This seems like a float problem to me and I'm planning on pulling the carbs and measuring and adjusting my float levels asap. Is there any way to at least measure them when they are on the bike? I hate dealing with the throttle cable connections.
Anyways, I've attached pictures. Let me know if there is anything else I should look at. I looked at the fuel hose from the petcock and didn't notice any problems.
Last edited by luckyduck; 11-28-2012 at 03:57 PM.