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Old 01-19-2012, 10:06 AM   #1
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Leaking Carbs!

Just got to work and noticed a little bit of fuel leaking around the carbs. How big of a risk is it riding like that, and can anyone recommend a shop on the south side. Wonder how much this is gonna cost me.
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:44 PM   #2
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Probably one of your feed hoses is rotted. Keep on riding and you'll be auditioning for the Ghostrider 3 movie. I don't know of any shops in the south side.
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Keep on riding and you'll be auditioning for the Ghostrider 3 movie.
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:04 PM   #4
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Depending on your knowledge of bikes , you can probably get a flash light and visually verify where its leaking. This can also be misleading as it may be running down the carb body from above, maybe from the petcock or fuel tank. Look at it with the bike running and see if you can isolate the dripping, then likely its a bad hose, but you may have to pull the tank to figure this out. It could be a 3$ hose from OReileys or you may have a stuck floatbowl/bad gasket and the carbs might need an overhaul (~100-350) depending on the shop. Now that I see its a 93 GXSR it probably needs the carbs cleaned and synchronized any ways. How does it run and how many miles are on it?
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:10 PM   #5
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The bike is running fine. Its a very small leak and it looks like its coming from the bowl itself. only on left side. I have very little experience working on bikes so i dont know how far i want to go into it myself.
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Try tapping on the bowl that appears to be leaking, this may dislodge a stuck float. Also try opening the drain valve on the bottom of the bowls and closing it up to see if that helps. More then likely its just a hose though, keep looking
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:17 PM   #7
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i have no clue how many miles are on it. The tac was the only gauge working when i got the bike.
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Maybe the gasket at the bowl
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:13 PM   #9
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That's what I'm thinking. A local shop told me 250 to change it.
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that! What shop was that?
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If you have the time and modest hand tools. Tackle it. You can download the service manual and print it out....

http://www.servicemanualsgsxr.com/ Good luck, Bro!
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:57 PM   #12
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I've got a full shop to do it just don't know how. It was a sponser on here that quoted me that. If I do it myself is there any kind of adjustments I'm gonna have to make to keep it running right?
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:01 PM   #13
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Anybody in Pearland wanna come give some tips this weekend. FREE BEER!
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It's two screws that hold the float bowl on, problem is getting a screw driver in there while the carbs are on the bike. Go to bike bandit and look at the oem parts diagram to get an idea of what the parts look like.
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