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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-01-2015, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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recent fuel smell

Hey guys! I have an 01 Vstar 650 classic which is my daily driver. The past few nights I have had a fuel smell increase in my garage, visual inspection found no hoses or fittings leaking so tonight I pulled it outside, pulled the air breather housing and fired it up. Found fuel coming out the hose which ends open and is attached to the bracket just behind the breather housing. Question is, is this hose from the carbs or the tank? Is it a vent or an over flow? Planning on pulling the tank tommorow after work to see whats up but would like some insight to what might be the cause. Thank You in advance
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-04-2015, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Well I pulled the carbs and cleaned the float chambers, floats, float needles and seats. Replaced the fuel filter and put it all back together. Started it up and to no avail it still is blowin fuel through the carb vent hose. Jumped on my wifes Shadow and went for a long ride to clear my #%#!^%^ thoughts this afternoon. Will tear down again and plan on orderin new float needles and seats and hope that will do it
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-11-2015, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Ran through and tested the floats. blew out the fuel rail, checked the needles and seats and put it back together and wahlaah !! Runnin like the beast that it is. I luv this little machine ?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-16-2015, 05:04 PM
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I had the same prob. I just replaced the float, which was tilted a little and installed anew needle valve set. Took care of that issue for me
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-17-2015, 10:56 AM
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Congrats. So what was final determination? Dirt? Adjustment? New parts?

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