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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel leak from Steamer carbs

Any advice on this one ?
Went to start my '97 Steamer, turned on petcock and has massive fuel leak from carbs / airbox. OK I thought - time to replace the 'o'-rings in the float bowls like I did on my '98 D12 last year. But the D12 has Mikuni carbs, the Steamer has Keihns. Is it likely to be a similar problem ( hardened 'o'-rings ) or should I check / replace abything else. I'll fit new float-bowl gaskets on re-assembly. Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-25-2011, 02:16 AM Thread Starter
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Should have added that they are CVK carbs
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-25-2011, 04:38 AM
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Sicking float ? Might just need freeing off. Just a suggestion before you go spending.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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Thx for reply JJ - Possibly. I cleaned out the float bowls ( not too bad ) operated the floats etc, reassembled and set the carbs upright on a bench. Topped up with fuel a funnel placed around the fuel feed, and no leaks!
I'll fit them back onto the bike and repeat with a greater head of pressure from the tank.
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My guess is that the needle valves were stuck with some gunge.... or, if they weren't gunged up, they are worn and will need replacing.

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