Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: 65 t120r 650 Bonneville
Join Date: Feb 2014
After five years of searching parts and rebuilding I finally filled the gas tank with about a gallon of gas. Discovered that the tank leaked. Got it sealed, hooked up the fuel lines and opened the petcocks only to find that brand new fuel line leaked because of failure (?) to put ferrule on the line at the tank connection. Removed the one ferrule and installed fuel injection hose clamps in their place. All leaks fixed. Started kicking but getting no spark. After figuring that problem out, ready to start kicking again. Opened petcocks and gas started gushing out of the tickler, which didn't happen on first attempt to start. Pulled carb and checked to see what was going on, but didn't see anything obvious. Float works freely, and the little valve (not new) was free. The carb has some new parts and gaskets and was cleaned thoroughly. Anybody know what I'm missing or overlooking, or cause of this problem? At my wits end, and not much hair left to tear out. Carb is 1965 Amal 389 monobloc.