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Got my carbs re-installed yesterday, started and sounded fairly good but discovered a dad burn fuel leak. After 15 min of looking, and starting it several times, I have discovered that the Aluminum fuel tube is leaking between # 1 and # 3, or more specifically, where it fits into # 1.
A am just assuming that this means re-remove rack, but I wanted to see if anyone had any magic for this problem FIRST ! And actually, I am not NEARLY as apprehensive about it this time,,,, just upset that I'm not riding.
Thank You so much to everyone whom coached me through it the first time, I believe that it was a successful re-build with the exception of the leak.

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Yes, I replaced both o-rings,,, must have pinched one putting it back together,
it is a Bugger to try and get all 3 tubes into BOTH carbs with only 2 hands, might ought to ask for some help from a family member This time !!

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I had a leak in the same area on my '85. Fuel was flowing out of the T in the picture above. I didn't do anything with the tube or the T where it goes in the carbs. I cleaned up a sticking float needle and replaced the crush washers under the float seat which didn't look very good. Took care of the problem. Actually, I didn't separate the carb bodies so those tubes weren't disturbed.

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....you could spray them (do both sides of the tube) with PB Blaster and let them soak for a few minutes, then gently try and rotatethe tubein the housings. Any PB that may get past the rubber will burn through harmlessly, and it might work... ???

It may not have seated all the way. I'd sure try that to avoid pulling the rack, but shortcuts rarely work-out for the better. Won't know 'til you try though.


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I didn't know that fuel went through the tubes with the T's , I guess that I assumed that the only one carrying fuel was the aluminum tube, and thinking that the 2 plastic tubes were for Air or Vacuum,,,HOWEVER, I readily admit to being an Amateur !

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By the way,, what is PB Blaster,, do auto part stores have it ?

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...By the way,, what is PB Blaster,, do auto part stores have it ?
It's similar to WD-40 but it's a catalyst though. Any good auto parts or even walmart has it.
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One of the Ts is a vacuum line, the one in the middle in the image above. The other appears to be just an overflow. Nothing is connected to it. It was this one, with the larger branch, that was spewing out fuel. All three of the tubes are higher than the fuel level in the carburetor. That's why I concluded that it was leaking internally. Maybe my logic was flawed but it turned out to be the correct diagnosis.

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WOOT!!! I'm glad to see that you got it on - even if you have to take it off one more time.

Yeah - you're not as aprehensive after the first time, are you???


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Thanks Rusty, the worst thing about taking it back off is the delay in riding, you should have seen me Grin when that sucker fired, and it sounded pretty good for not being synced or adjusted yet, WOW, what a feeling !!

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