Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hampton Roads, VA
Carburetor leaking steady stream of fuel, help!
A little background story: I had to go to sea for a month, and didn't have time to put my '08 250 in any kind of storage condition, just kept her in the garage. When I came back, I tried to start her, but all it did was crank but not turn over. I charged the battery, and tried again. I started with no choke, throttle halfway open, then pushed the starter, just to make sure I didn't flood the bike anymore (after several unsuccessful starts).
Finally got her started, and as I was easing off on the throttle to warm her up I saw some fuel leaking from under the seat. After turning the bike off and taking off the seat and the left black fairing, I saw that the leak was coming from what looked like a drain hose placed just in front of the battery box. I traced it back to what looked like the top of the carburetor. I started the bike again, and kept her running, thinking that the leak would stop as the bike warmed up. It didn't, it was a constant solid stream, and I had to put a cup to catch all the fuel that was leaking out. As soon as I turned the bike off, the leak would stop.
With the bike off, I turned the fuel selector knob (whatever it's called on the left side of the bike) to Prime. The leak started again, and only stopped when I turned the knob back to Run. With the bike running, fuel would leak out no matter what position this knob is in.
So, how do I fix this? This is my first bike, and I've never had anything with carbs before, and Google is no help. Is it something I can do at home, and not have to go to the repair shop? Help please!
Last edited by RogueJestyr; 07-01-2009 at 11:42 PM.