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1997 suzuki intruder 800 15,000 miles fuel leaking from rear bank exhaust, and drain hose will only stay running with choke on full.

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Sound like it's time to get the carbs looked at.

It wouuld seem your float is bad, stuck, or not properly adjusted,; thus causing too much fuel to enter the cylnder

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Hi, James lean means the fuel charge in the combustion chamber has too much air or not enough fuel if your carburetor is:
COUGHING is usually caused by an air leak in the intake system and will generally have the same telltale signs, a wet or damp build up of oil/gas seepage at the intake manifold to cylinder head or carburetor to intake manifold connection and in rare instances a worn throttle plate shaft and or seals.
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2003 Suzuki Intruder 1400 misfires and pops out of exhaust ,will idle only with choke on. Stops misfiring when engine is reived up.

Hello bragg, sounds like you either have a vacuum leak and/or a fuel delivery problem. If you can plug the plugs and check the condition it will help to determine which cylinder and carb is causing the problem. The pilot jet may be clogged, causing you to have use the choke. If the spark plug is a greyish or light brown color, that would indicate a lean fuel mixture. Black would be rich and fouling. Also check for vacuum leaks around the carb mounts...let me know what you find.
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