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Started leaking gas from behind carbs area like maybe out of air intake area. put more gas in and triied cranking just poured gas out from same area. what do i need.

How do i take off air box. i have tank, seat, and side covers off.

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    Hi, Dave first thing you need to do is determine whether or not the fuel is leaking from the fuel line that feeds the carbs if it is, then repair as necessary, if not then the usual suspects are:
    1. Damaged or restricted fuel tank venting system.
    2. Loose float bowl screws.
    3. Damaged float bowl o-ring.
    4. improper fuel level in the float bowl.
    5. Worn or dirty inlet valve or seat.
    6. Damaged or leaking float assembly.
    7. Particle contamination in inlet fitting cavity.
    8. Damaged petcock diaphragm allowing fuel to flow through the vacuum line into the combustion chamber.
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