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1.Petrol flowing from overflow pipe
2.Starter plunger siezed

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  • J4boys Nov 18, 2008

    Hi: I have a 2005 ttr 125 LE. I had the exact same problem. I put a new needle in which fixed the fuel leakage. My starter plunger was also siezed so i installed a new one. 2 weeks later I notiece the pluger is seized again. I hate the cable system. Is there a replacement carb that uses the switch on the carb like the ttr230. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. John

  • burgoyne_r Mar 21, 2009

    I have a 2006 ttr 125 le with the same sticking starter plunger problem.  I would like to know about the "choke stater plug" on the carb.  Is there a replacement plug that uses a paddle lever at the carb instead of the OE cable.  If so were can I go to get one?


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Offhand, fuel overflow could be brought about by:

  • misadjusted/punctured float; and/or
  • dirt/sand lodged in the fuel inlet valve. Often this fuel inlet valve is a pin with one end pointed (sometimes rubber) and is controlled by the float.
A seized starter plunger would have to be replaced. This problem could have been brought about by:
  • short/jumping contacts of the starter switch;
  • sticking/corroded terminals/contactors of the starting relay.
Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

  • Derek Hatton
    Derek Hatton Jul 09, 2013

    hi whatshuld i do its still leaking does his just go away or do i try something

  • Derek Hatton
    Derek Hatton Jul 09, 2013

    thank you for replying this is a good site thanks agin


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