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I thought I had the mechanical issues straightened on my "new" 1989 wing. Went for the first real ride - over hundred miles- parked it and thought Wow I used almost a full tank :shock:! In the morning it was running weird when I went to fill up - getting ready for another day of wonderful riding. I was leaking gas like a sieve! Literally a line in the asphalt all the way up the drive. I put it on the center stand and watched while gas poured out from the overflow tube. I became familiar with removing the plastic and got it stripped down to where I could see the innards. When I removed the vacuum tube from the petcock the flow stopped. After a few minutes its stalled out - out of gas. I figured it was a stuck float in the bowls. Ran some seafoam full strength into the fuel line - let it sit for ten minutes - started it up and after the white smoke cleared - it was leaking but not flowing from the overflow tube. Repeated the procedure and it stopped :clapper:. My question is will this repair"hold"? I have a trip to western New York planned and want to feel confident. Guru's what do you think?

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Mike

1989 1500 wing 27K miles
 

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I use Sea Foam on a fairly regular basis in the fuel system. About 5 ounces in a full tank once every couple of months. I use it as a preventive measure rather than a corrective one.

If the leak has stopped now, try adding some Sea Foam to the fuel tank and run it as usual for awhile. If the leak doesn't start up again it will probably be OK. If I had to bet though, I would bet on needing to remove the carbs and clean them. The float could have just vibrated free while idling and might stick again when under heavy throttle.

Bob :11grey:
 

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Hard to say if it will 'hold', depends on what was causing the leak. If it was a dissolvable bit of crud it probably will. If it reoccurs on the road try rapping smartly on the carb that's leaking, sometimes a hung up float will respond to that treatment.
 

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Which overflow was the gas coming out of ???

The carburetor drain or the fuel filler tray drain ???

Was the bike running while it was leaking ???

When you pulled the vacuum line from the petcock it should have stalled as vacuum is what operates the petcock.

Do all sparkplugs look the same, is one bank fouled (left or right) or is one plug fouled (center right bank) ???

Left and right are as you sit on the bike.
 
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