Hey there fellas, going to hop on my bike this morning and I noticed a huge pile of fuel underneath. Probably from the huge temperature spike where I live, but anyways I did some digging underneath the tank and found a pretty steady leak coming from the carburetor/fuel connector. I'll see if I can post some pictures of where I am almost certain the leak is coming from, just wondering if anyone has had this issue before and done a fix on it? Any info on this would be great! Thanks.
The bike is a 1998 CBR 600 f3. Not 100% sure if it is the SJ edition or if it just has the paint job, irrelevant information i believe.
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It's a good idea to turn the fuel valve to the off position when you park it. This was required on old school thumpers if you didn't want to come out to a flooded bike. Modern bikes have better fuel flow control but it will save you a headache if you shut it off.
Even better is to run it for a few after the valve is off. And if it will be parked for weeks or months, of course run it out of gas.
what I found was the tubes attached to the carbs were damaged. (Non-heated garage) Take apart the bike down to the carbs and check to see if there are any cracks in the rubber tubing. I had to replace a couple of the clamps from the 2 finger grip thingys to the metal clamp tightened by a phillips. Seemed to do the trick.
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