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When i turn on the key of my 04 650 VStar gas runs out of the carb drain tube.

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You are dealing with a stuck float, a stuck float needle, or a worn/bad float needle. Tap on the bowl of the carburetor with the plastic end of a screw driver. This may unstick the float then, a fuel system cleaner like Chevron Techron can be put into the gas gas to clean up any varnish causing the issues. If this does not fix the problem you will have to take the carburetor off , clean , and inspect the needle and float.

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