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Old 03-12-2009, 08:30 PM   #1
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250r leaking fuel?

Hey guys got a question for ya.

Went on a ride earlier and went and gassed up and then went riding for maybe 30 minutes or so, until it started raining. Came home and parked it in the garage which is below my house(above garage apartment kinda place). Well just about 30 minutes ago I start smelling gas like crazy and can't find where it is coming from. Well as I go downstairs to the garage it gets hella strong! Sure enough I open the door and a big wetspot under the ninja. I have now pushed it outside and am going to try and air the garage/my house out but can't see what would have caused it to start flowing out like that

Cliffs notes: bike leaked gas, house smells bad, why did it do it?
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stuck floats ? bang the bike around
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If the tank is full it may be leaking into the vent line and then on the floor. How full is your tank?


agree.

take it out and crank it up, rev it up a couple time to see if the floats will unstick
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If the tank is full it may be leaking into the vent line and then on the floor. How full is your tank?
Didn't overfill I don't think. It was sitting on E yesterday rode straight to station put in 3.7 gallons and rode for about 30 minutes and came home. Just weird cause it's never done it before and I have put more in it than that.
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doe sit have a petcock valve for fuel? I dont know much on the 250's... if so shut the valve off




might be the floats for sure
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might be the floats for sure
Nope, freakin vaccum. Petcock on this is either on or prime.
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ok just read it is an 08 too. sorry. FLOATS
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I'm about to go ride in the fuggin rain, I just bought this gas and I'll be damned if it's just going to get away that easy!
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how many miles are on the bike? rode daily? Have ever ran Sea Foam in it? If not I would.
About 3600 miles. Riden almost everyday the sun is out. Haven't ran seafoam through it. Hasn't set for more than 5 days without riding at any one time since I got it.
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try running half a can of sea foam. If its the floats it may cause them to fix themself. I love sea Foam. i run it every 3000.
Saw a few kinds of sea foam, is this the stuff from vatozone?

http://www.autozone.com/selectedZip,.../selectZip.htm
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Thanks for not quoting on the floats . Fkn wankers !!!! lol
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Thanks for not quoting on the floats . Fkn wankers !!!! lol
Well thanks for the bang the bike around tip

Feel better?


I'll grab some of that sea foam but may be a couple days till it gets run through, supposed to rain till Sunday
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When the floats stuck on my 250r i slammed the frontend down & gas would stop leaking . lol
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When the floats stuck on my 250r i slammed the frontend down & gas would stop leaking . lol
Lol, well in all fairness I did go out there and give it some muscle after you said that. Was shaking it like a mad man and rocking it back and forth.

After doing that and then revving up my sewing machine and off my neighbors the leaking seems to have stopped. I will run some of that sea foam through since its only $10 a can and I can't find anything but good things about it.

Now to make my house not smell like a Valero. Wish I still had some of my hippie incense lol
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hate to say it guys it twernt the floats, the vac vale on the petcock gets stuck sometimes, best thing to do is start it and rev the dog poo poo out of it, now the reson why before the bar moans its collective off. the petcock valve is opened by vacuum created when the engine is being started or ran, if the bike is off no vacuum ergo valve is closed no fuel to the carbs, float can stay open all day and no leakie. I had a bike that would do this about every week or so. OP make sure you don't have a bunch of fuel in your oil, mine used to fill the dammed crankcase full up . I rebuilt the vac valve and it stopped. also if you leave the valve in prime (accidentally) it bypasses the vac valve part of the petcock and will flood your motor full of gas too. I fould that this problem would occur only after filling my tank and I couldn't ever find any reference of a connection, I rebulit the valve and it went away so I'm not real sure what really caused it.
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