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Fuel coming out of the seam of the chrome cover under the air fil

I'm a naive woman that has a motorcycle problem. My boyfriend and I took our 1996 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 for the first trip of the season and noticed that the motorcycle seemed cold natured. After the ride we noticed a strong odor of fuel. The next day we tried to restart the bike and we were out of fuel (knowing that the tank should be full). We put a little gas in and tried to start it and noticed fuel coming out where the chrome cover (don't know the proper name) on the side where the air filter is. I haven't taken the cover off and investigated but wondered is there a fuel line behind this cover and could it be as simple as a blown fuel line. Thanks in advance!!!

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If the bike has a carberator it sounds like you have a float stuck. and it's not shutting off the gas when the bowl is full.

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