Gas now flooding at cold start up
I went to start the bike last week. It was an early morning. Some drizzle and fog. I started to crank but it wouldn't start. Suddenly, a strong odor of gasoline. Under the bike was quite the puddle of gas. Son of a B.
Later that night I started my investigation. I took the air cleaner off and started to crank. Almost immediately there was gas pouring out of the carb overflow tube. Gas also appears to be leaking from a small hole at the bottom of the carb opening.
This has never happened. I find it a bit odd it occurred shortly after talking about carb puke. Except now its happening when cold. I tried turning the gas off and slowly back on but it just keeps pissing out that tube.
On a side note, I was getting an odd clunking from what seemed like the differential as I rolled it back and forth in neutral. I took the final drive sprocket cover off and found the nut was loose. After bending the tab of the lock washer I was able to take the nut off by hand. I tightened it back down and put the cover on. I'm still getting the occasional clunk down there but not as frequent. As far as I know the diff has never been worked on so I have no idea how that nut could have gotten loose.
Anyway, It doesn't seem like these two things could be even remotely related but I'd better ask anyway.
I included a photo with the problem areas circled in red. I tried to upload a video but couldn't.
Its a '99 Roadstar 1600
'99 Roadstar 1600
Last edited by OnTwoWheels; 09-18-2013 at 09:38 PM.
Reason: Adding bike info