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My bike was starting hard in fact the last few

My bike was starting hard in fact the last few times i have had to push it a pop the clutch to get it started. now it will not start at all and there is gas leaking from the left side of carb after it sets overnight through the air breather. any ideas of what it might be?

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The reason it might be leaking through the overflow hose is probably because one of your floats are stuck. Reason it might be hard to start is because you might need a new spark plug or carb cleaned.

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I suspect you have a leaking float valve. Should be time for a carb rebuild anyway. A leaking float valve will cause your engine to flood out and be very had to start.
In the mean time - turn your fuel petcock to the OFF position when you are done riding.

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