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Gas starts spitting into the bottom of the air box when starting

My 2001 Suzuki 200SE has an inlet hose at the bottom of the airbox (bellow the Carb) that comes from the crank casing. When I start the bike, gas starts flowing into the airbox. What causes this to happen? and most importantly can it be fixed cheap?



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Hi Kevin, the fuel entering your airbox is likely coming through the vacuum hose from the top of the carby. You may have a tear in the rubber diaphram or the lip has curled or squeezed, allowing fuel to enter through the hose. If your bike is running alright otherwise, this is a relatively easy/cheap fix. The carby parts are available from/through all bike dealers and complete carby's are available secondhand from dismantlers or ebay at comparitive prices to the parts. The sight below has exploded view diagrams of your bikes components with parts lists for your ease of identification.

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