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Fuel Leaking from Overflow XL250

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by sjbadwood, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Would anyone happen to know why fuel is leaking out of overflow pipe when bike is not running it is 1984 xl250, it has sat a while without being started, have done most of my repairs myself but this has stumped me a bit. Any advice offered will be greatly recieved as i would like to learn to do it myself instead of taking into shop. Was thinking that its something to do with carby possibly "o" rings in the oistons maybe seal has deteriated over time??? thx

  2. Incorrectly adjusted float
    worn or faulty float needle and seat
    hole in the float

    Your question should have been posted as a new thread, not here...
  3. Agree with Mike on both counts. I have moved these posts to a new thread.
  4. Possibly sticking float as It's not been running for a bit. With fuel tap off bike not running, try tapping on carb with handle of a screwdriver a few times. Undo drain screw at the base of the carb and drain fuel into clean container so you can see what comes out in the fuel.