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Since 1996, Harley has used a vacuum operated petcock that is supposed to cut off the fuel when the engine is not running. If fuel constantly drips from the overflow hose when the engine is not running, you have two problems.

One, the vacuum operated petcock is leaking. Either repair or replace the petcock with a manually operated petcock like a Pingel.

Two, your needle and seat in the carb is leaking. You need to have a qualified mechanic inspect the needle and seat in your carb.

Good Luck
Steve

Posted on Sep 05, 2010

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