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I'm close to finished on my '82 Nighthawk project. I just recently rebuilt the carbs including new bowl gaskets. I'm still getting leakage around a couple of the bowls enough that it is quite a problem. If the new gaskets didn't fix which I was planning on them doing, then what should I do? ,What one of my friends did is buy gasket fabric from an auto store and cut a gasket for himself. That should be a suitable replacement, as its gasoline resistant and tempereature rated to a few hundred degrees (not that carbs get that hot anyway) Alternatively, could your carbs be leakinig around the supply line? Im nont s ure how it is in hondas, but on some yams like mine, the fuel supply is through a banjo-bolt. If one of the washers is lose, you could have fuel from the carb bowls drip back out through the supply line, especially with the bike on the kickstand.,,,

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