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I installed a set of used cobra pipes on my 2006 vtx 1300. I should say now it hasn't been ridden in 2 yrs, just started occassionally. I started it up one day and white smoke started billowing out of the exhaust. I shut it down and there was fuel pouring out of my exhaust. I removed my air filter and the intake housing was full of fuel. any ideas as to what happened?

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It seems the fuel has flooded through the carbs from sitting. it may need the carbs cleaned and new fuel in the tank, and a new air filter element, there is also a possibility fuel has made its way into the sump, so check the oil level, or change the oil if it is 2 years old.
This can all be caused by a leaking fuel tap, and the fuel getting old and leaving a residue in the tap and carbs

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