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Have a 1997 Yamaha Virago 1100 cc, started it for the first time this year and found fuel leaking out of my overfill line,so therefore changed oil and filter, spark plugs, not leaking as much now, but still leaking a bit.I also drained out old fuel and replaced with new and added carb cleaner. Have lots of smoke coming out of exhaust and won't always idle at 1000 rpms ends up stalling on me. Should i take it for a good run,to burn off old deposits, and if floats in carbs are sticking may release.

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One thing you might check....not real familiar with Viragos....but if your bike has the vacuum petcock...make sure the diaphragm isn't leaking and your vacuum line isn't sucking fuel into the intake.

As for the floats...if the petcock is fine....sometimes tapping the flat bowl of an overflowing carb with the plastic handle of a large screwdriver will free the float.

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