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Lately I have a issue with the crankcase filling up with fuel. First time it was my fault by not turning off the petcock valve. So I figure it was time for a carb rebuild. I did the rebuild a couple of months ago and last weekend the bike puked gas and oil out of the remote breather again, and the petcock valve was closed! Arrrgggg!!
So now I have a new chrome plated petcock valve as a stocking stuffer hoping and believing it will solve the problem.

Any thoughts on this problem??

Getting tired of cleaning the Exxon Valdez oil spills in the garage. :badmood:

MikeyB
 

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i do agree with the bad petcock, i've had one myself. but i'm wondering why your the excess gas wasn't comming out the overflow tube from the carb.
 

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You should also replace the needle and seat for the float bowl in the carb. Adjust your float level to spec after replacement. Softails are hard on these things. I am on my 2nd after 50k the first one was toast.
Even if you petcock did not shut off the needle and seat should have keep the gas from flowing.
 

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LittleBear,
I did replace the needle and seat of the float valve during the rebuild. I didn't know that the float was adjustable?
I'm now running the carb dry before parking for the week and planning to upgrade the motor and carb to an S&S anyway next year.

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To adjust the float level, you have to bend the tab that touches the float needle. The shop manual gives the procedure.
S&S are good carbs, but I am a Mikuni man myself.
 
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