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Offline bob34787

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carb dripping gas
« on: August 10, 2015, 08:49:07 pm »
just a quick question to the group, I have a mint 1995 trophy 1200 that had its carbs rebuilt last year, it did not see much use in the past 12 months, now one of the inboard carbs is dripping gas when its running, now the question.... is this something a 60 year old with tools and the mind of a 20 year old should tackle or is this best left to the mechanic?

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Re: carb dripping gas
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2015, 10:21:01 pm »
Hi bob... Firstly, welcome to the site. I should point out that this site is primarily aims at the 2013 model Year Trophy that first went on sale in 2012 so our help may be limited.

That said there are a number of members who have or have had the older Trophy model. I myself had a Daytona 1200 which under the plastic was the same engine.

I seem to recall the carbs are quite easy to get at once you take the fuel tank off which is not a big task in itself. A moderately competent mechanically minded amateur should be able to cope with dismantling and identifying where the leak is coming from. I used to do my own carb balancing and it was not a difficult task.

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Re: carb dripping gas
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2015, 10:31:57 pm »
thanks, I might give it a go, I have the  plastics off already

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Re: carb dripping gas
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2015, 11:44:17 pm »
When not running, is there a fuel tap that is turned OFF ? If the bike hasn't been running in a while, I'd say its just a sticking float needle/seat... without seeing it, hard to say.

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Re: carb dripping gas
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2015, 11:47:57 pm »
that's what I am thinking they were all rebuilt last year with little mileage since

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Re: carb dripping gas
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2015, 03:11:01 pm »
Welcome to the Forum :400:

It has been a long time since I've worked on model with carburetors and could very well be a sticking needle but also don't discount dirt lodging in the jet.  While you are at it you should take a look at the fuel filter.  Also I don't recall if these had an internal float but if they do then ensure the float isn't sticking. Just a thought.
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Re: carb dripping gas
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2015, 09:22:37 pm »
Hi bob34787,

Within the next xouple of minutes I shall send you a Private Message with further information about the carburettors  :028:

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