Join Date: May 2010
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
I am new to this forum. I found it trying to find some answers to my carb issue. I recently purchased a 1987 GL1200 Aspencade that had not run for years. I have been stripping the bike down and replacing what needs to be replaced (and cleaning out the birds and mice nests). I pulled my carbs to clean them out and replace vacuum and fuel lines. Got everything cleaned up and replaced the lines and plugged the carbs back in. No problems. The bike fired up quick and the engine seemed to run good, considering it had sat for so many years. I started smelling gas and noticed it was leaking out of the upper "T" fitting on the middle of the carbs. It was leaking pretty bad, not just a drip. I have nothing connected to these fittings. I can't find what they connect to. I have searched other forums and tech sites and the only thing i've found is that nothing connects to these tubes, that they are vent tubes. If so, why do I have gas dumping out of them? Any help would be greatly appreciated
Just to clarify, the "T" fittings that I am talking about are in the middle of both carbs on each side and on the top. It looks like they would accept 5/16" inch or so fuel/vacuum line. I do have the bottom "T" fitting connected to a line. Also, I've scoured the Haynes manual and all of the parts diagrams I can find and find anything to help.
Sorry for the long post.