Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
From your description, it sounds like the inlet valve to the carburetor is stuck in the open position. This is the needle valve that is controlled by the floats in the carburetor's float chamber.
If this is the problem, then what is happening is that fuel is coming into the carburetor as fast as possible, much faster than the engine can use fuel. The float chamber is filling completely and fuel is coming out of the carburetor vent tub. If it is stock with no T-Mod, then the fuel would be coming out of a pinkish hose under the seat. If the T-Mod has been done it would be coming out of wherever the T-Mod tube drains to.
It could also be that the fuel is dumping through the venturi into the clean side of the airbox and draining out of the clean-side drain tube. That would indicate another problem; that tube should be capped at the bottom and the cap is missing. I'm not even sure it is possible for that much gas to go back through the carb, the intake boot, and into the airbox.
It would be nice to know exactly where the fuel was draining from.
At any rate, you might want to drop the bowl off of the carburetor and look at the float. If the float has somehow gotten gas into it the float would sink into the gas and hold the valve open. If the needle valve is somehow hung up such that the float cannot rai and close it that would also cause the issue.
The bike sputtered to a stop because it was grossly flooded.
Tom [email protected]
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