Author Topic: 1980 Honda CB750C leaks fuel from carbs  (Read 330 times)

Offline fourmj

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1980 Honda CB750C leaks fuel from carbs
« on: Jul 01, 2017, 22:51:45 »
Hey guys, I just finished wiring my 1980 Honda CB750C and I tried to run it. The electronics work fine, but there's a lot of fuel leaking from the carbs and I'm not sure why. These carbs haven't been altered in any way since they were taken off the bike 4 years ago. They've been wrapped in bubble tape and stored in my basement since then. I also put on a new air filter (this one:

Here's a video of the fuel leaking from the carbs (this is also running without the exhaust pipes on, but I don't think that should matter):

Any help on this would be appreciated!

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Re: 1980 Honda CB750C leaks fuel from carbs
« Reply #1 on: Jul 04, 2017, 12:16:41 »
your floats are frozen.   Even just sitting, oxidation occurs.  they need to be taken off and stripped out and either manually cleaned or cleaned with an ultrasonic cleaner.   left alone all the rubber also hardens and does not seal.  Your floats are frozen open. Not your ordinary Blog site.

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