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post #1 of 4 Old 06-04-2015, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Bike sputtering and now won't start

It started sputtering all of sudden as I was riding. Pulled over and replaced spark plug thinking it's electrical issue. Battery looks ok. Old spark plug was little burned. After replacing spark plug, it did the same. Sputtering like it's not receiving gas. After pulling over, gas started leaking from carb out hose. Opened the carb, it looks ok. Put it back in, it's still the same. Leaking gas and now won't start. I still think it's electrical issue but not sure what to look in. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-04-2015, 12:08 PM
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Sounds like it could be a stuck float needle. Tap on the side of the float bowl with, say, the plastic or rubber end of a screwdriver to perhaps loosen it up. It should stop pretty quickly if that's going to work.
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post #3 of 4 Old 06-04-2015, 03:02 PM
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Exactly where is it leaking from?

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post #4 of 4 Old 06-04-2015, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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fixed. after pulling carb out again and cleaning float needle it's working fine. some little piece of debris or something must have got stuck there. thanks all for your input.
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