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Honda 750 gas leak from carb

This spring I got my bike out of storage in my garage. It starts OK and runs, but after about 2 minutes it starts leaking gas out the carb intake port on the right side. I have checked the choke and it seems to operate as expected. It ran just fine last fall before I put it into storage. Could I have s stuck float? And if so how do I fix it?

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  • Christopher Clark
    Christopher Clark Apr 12, 2014

    Forgot to mention. I did winterize as I should have. Stabilizer in the fuel. Ran for 5 to 10 minutes, shut off the fuel from the tank and let it run the fuel out of the carb.

  • Donovan Nielsen
    Donovan Nielsen Apr 12, 2014

    Hi Chris,you have done all the right stuff,but it sounds like your needle and seat is sticking,carbs will have to be opened up,and remove the floats and take out the needle,spray with carb cleaner,then clean the tip of needle with a clean cloth,also check the seat for dirt etc! Assemble the lot and check for leaks.We dont store our bikes for winter in South Africa,but if they stand awhile we have similar problems,normally its the modern fuels of today,which leaves a horrible white powder inside carbs and fuel taps,this always calls for a strip down of carbs and fuel taps. Good luck hope tnis helps cheers Don

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First of I,d just give the carb a few light taps with small hammer when engine is running it usually unsticks the needle and seat and it then clears and clean lts self. If dosn ,t work then clean pull apart carbies and blow out with compressor try easy way first half the time it works good luck neil

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You are rite float stuck, you can clean the carb with carb cleaner,fresh fuen and cleaner in the gas may clear it up. if fuel stops running all over but still pops and backfire still a problem carbs need to be taken apart and cleaned.if u have experience u could do it.if not it might cost more to have it fixed after you try,lots of small pieces to deal with.

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SOURCE: 1995 Honda Magna 750.

your carbs are gummed up. clean your jets, and make sure your carbs are "really " clean. and do this run some stybill with your gas.

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