2001 Sporty 883 leaking fuel from carb
I'm new to the forums, and fairly new at working on motorcycles, but a decent shade-tree mechanic. Right now I'm having trouble with a 2001 Sportster 883.
My problem is this:
I found a hose leaking fuel from my carburetor today after I had ridden it. It looks like a 5/16th hose, which comes off of an elbow fitting at the bottom of the carb. The hose does not appear to connect to anything, and it was tucked behind the pushrod tubes. I'm mainly concerned because I found fuel was getting on the exhaust pipes.
I filled up my tank completely about an hour or so before this happened.
Is this an 'overflow' line? That was my first thought, but since it comes off the carb Im thinking otherwise. Sorry to waste your time if this is a noob question.
edit- Forgot to add- The hose will continue to drip unless I close the petcock valve. It looks like I lost about a gallon of gas before I realized it was sitting there leaking.
Last edited by RpStien07; 11-30-2012 at 06:36 PM.
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