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Gas leaking out hose going to air cleaner

First start up of the season pumps gasoline out through the air return hose to the air filter when cranking on a XV 1100S Virago.

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Sounds like needle valve in the carb is not shutting the gas off this happins some times when carb engines sit for long periods of time. turning the gas in to a laquer like substance. solution take carb off and clean the needle valve and the needle seat make sure all orfisis and jets are clear of dabrie. good luck david baxley.

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