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Suzuki 250 Bandit Issue

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by avanti_rider, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Hi Guys,
    Just doing some basic servicing on a mates bike after he purchased it second hand, and have come across a problem. I have taken the air filter out of the bike to clean it, and noticed that in the bottom of the air box is a small amount of fuel. Does anyone know if this is a problem?? If so, how can it be fixed/prevented??

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Is it fuel or oil? Most bikes have an oil over flow/breather tube that goes back into the airbox, that's normal.

    If it's fuel, not sure.
  3. Definitely fuel, the air filter also had a strong fuel smell to it...
  4. Could just be overflow from the carbs... The air cleaner is a circular cardboard/steel filter right, rather than a foam filter?

    I reckon clean it out, put it back together, check it in a week or two.
  5. ...wait...what? ive never had a bike like that...

    a liitle fuel in the airbox isnt that uncommon due to a bit of carbie backpressure/overflow
  6. Haven't all your bikes been frankensingles? :)

    Both my CX500 & the TRX have crankcase breathers that go into the airbox, & a friends GSF250 definately has one.