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Carburator problem Bleeding gas! After a short ride, I'll stop at home and gas will be pouring out of the overfill tube under the bike, (tube comes from near the air cleaner). It seems to run OK until I put it on the kickstand and it leans left. Then it wants to die. I've been playing with the idle adjuster, just to keep it running. Do I need a carburator overhaul?

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Yes or needle&seat replacement for the float

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Engine cranks but won't catch,, then floods,, gears are sticky as well My bkie died on the way home from a long trip,, just stopped,, I got it started for about two minutes then it died again, and will not...

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If the engine is flooding, it sounds like you have trash in the carburator. Take your air filter off and try to start the engine. From a distance, look into the carburator and see how much fuel is going into the carburator. There should be a small spray of fuel if you turn the throttle grip. Otherwise there should be very little fuel going into the carb. If you see fuel pouring into the carb, you've got trash in your carburator. Unless you are very familiar with carburators, this is a job best left to a certified mechanic. You may have fouled your spark plugs as well. Either clean your plugs or buy a new set and install them. Sportsters are tough on spark plugs. Once they get fouled, they simply will not clear up on their own.

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Where the hell is the oil going?

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