On a road trip in Albuquerque (trailered here--no jabs). Each afternoon when I stop, it won't restart Gas is leaking out the bottom of the air filter or behind it). Eventually it stops leaking but won't restart. I shut off gas wait 5 minutes, try again and eventually it starts. What is this? What is the fix? I have 3 more day rides planned. Will this leave me stranded? Temp fix? '01,1600, 48k flawless miles. Will check ur answrs in a.m.
My 2001 does it all the time when the outside temp is in the high 90's. Once I figured out what the deal was it wasn't a prob to start the bike for me. I would usually tilt the bike to the right so the gas ran out of the carb/aircleaner and off the engine and then hit the starter and the bike started right up.
I got used to it
My fix was to stop buying gas that had alcohol in it. Most gas has ethanol blended and most states require a label on the pump stating it has ethanol but not all states require it. as a short term fix, see if you can find gas stations that do not have the label and fill up there.
it won't leave you stranded. Just make sure no one smokes a cig around your bike
Thats because the alcohol/ethenol in the fuel reduces the boiling temp of the fuel so when fuel ine inbetween cyls and flaot bowl of carb are overheated the fuel then boils changing it from a liquid to gas state . Then in gas state fuel pressure is increased in fuel system pst point of when needle & seat can hold it and then fuel blows out past needle & seat out of carb all over the place flooding the motr at times too.
I could actually hear the fuel bubbling/boiling in the carb on my bike esp with winter blend fuel that lowers the fuels boiling point even more then the ethenol it self.
So hearing the fuel boiloing in my catrbs float bowl just post hot shutdown confirmed for me the fuel was in fact boiling even though many here dont believe that theory.
The temp fix to always have to remember to turn fuel off just prior to shutdown is a temp fix which i didnt want to deal with,i wanted to fix it for good with my bike often puking fuel post shut down hot,it was a pretty bad case,puked all the time with f-pump off.
So my fix was to properly insulate(which is key to not do half assed job) the metal fuelline inbetween cyls ,flaot bowl on carb and main
carb you can insulate without hindering throttle cables etc and that fixed if .
I have put on 5,500 miles since doing that and have ridden in 100+ deg HHH NY temps and no carb puke anymore even with ethenole'd fuel thats the only avail fuel in my area.
The reason why carb puke stops most times when people go pumpless is removing stock fuelpump and often going with smaller aftermarket aircleaner/filter assmebly opens up a lot more area for increased airflow/better cooling reducing fuel system temps and temps inbetween cyls where metal fueline goes & thats why carb puke stops in that case & not really from not having an ele f-pump anymore. My bike puked every time with ign
off andf f-pump not running.
This is the real deal fix for true carb puke and not to fix a carb with with dirt in it causing neeld & seat to hang up ,or incorrect float lvl setting,or bad flaot taking on fuel cuasing flooding .
I have done this fix to 2 other r*s with 100% success on 3 R*'s in a row,alos had a few people here in RSc try it with good results too so i now it works.