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I have gas dripping from the outside of my carb . It is forming on the bottom next to the jugs and drippind down my idle adjustment. it is a 1998 suzuki vl 1500 lc intruder

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REmove and rebuild the carb, something is wrong and you risk fire or explosion.

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