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    Default Fuel dripping issue.

    Hello all newbie here,

    just after a wee bit of guidance please, my M600 Monster has developed a slight discharge issue! Fuel is constantly dripping from the overflow pipe from the left carb, I've been told that perhaps a float has stuck, any advice on how to 'unstick' said float would be greatly received, I really ought to buy a manual shouldn't I lol,

    cheers,

    Jim

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    give the float bowl a hard hsarp crack with a screwdriver hammer or similar...failing that its carbs of time .

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    bung some carb cleaner in it, innit?
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    Yeah i've gone down the 'tap the side of the float bowl with a hammer/puch route, fine now. The funny thing is it's only happened since I started using a paddock stand on the rear. I'm wondering if it's got something to do with that or it's just a coincidence. Hey-ho I'll just keep an eye on it, cheers fellas!

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    Just a coincidence

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    Sounds like the carbs are starting to bung up and/or have internal wear
    - shift a heavy dose of carb cleaner (eg Redex or Wynns) through the petrol system.
    That will alleviate the problem, but really solve the wear issues.

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    Sounds more like the float needle is worn or not seating properly.

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    Well, stopped it dripping, but started peeing out again on the ride home, hmmm, very odd how it's just suddenly started lol The odd thing is when I lift the tank it stops, put the tank down and it starts dripping again?! I know this might be a really stupid question but the level of fuel in the tank wouldn't have any bearing on it would it?

    I'll try some carb cleaner with the next tank of fuel, (tomorrow!) and see how we go from there, thanks again for the input, I'm more used to tractor engines than the delicate Ducati one!

    Would you suggest me having a go at getting into the carbs or leave it to those who know what they're actually doing? I've a really good local garage I can go to.

    thanks again for all the replies,

    Jim

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    I had a similar problem on my 750ss only leaked when engine was running but bike ran perfectly.leak was traced to drain pipe fitted to filer/cap had been knocked off and lying in tank.when ignition switched on fuel pi55ed out.long shot but worth a look

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    What colour of tractors.Used to work for reekie group in a previous life

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    Mainly green ones with yellow wheels, or machines with green engines fitted.

    The fuel is only leaking out of the left hand carb overflow pipe, that's why I'm thinking it's got to be a carb float issue, I'll have a proper look at the weekend, get in about it with the big hammer and see what we can find!

    Thought I'd manage to get away without getting the tools out so soon, was hoping those days were gone after selling the Landrover lol

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    Carb cleaner etc a waste of time. Hoik off the float bowl & have a look at the float valve & seat.

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    Update, carbs stripped and cleaned, huge amount of 'gunk' in them, balanced, (found a split vacuum pipe in the process) idle set, chain adjusted, we're now good to go! Feels much smoother, especially at the slower speeds, and accelerates quicker. I'm gonna head off on a run this weekend, might do an advance party recce of the Hizzy memorial run this weekend, about 120 miles round trip. Weather permitting, I'm a big blouse in the wet lol Thanks again for all the advice, much appreciated!

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    When's the Hizzy run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 851jim View Post
    When's the Hizzy run?
    Same weekend as the Masher, not this weekend but the one after.
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    Yeah my previous post is a bit confusing re the Hizzy run, it's on the 25th of August, a week on Sunday. I was thinking of having a run round the route this weekend, (mrs is away for the weekend, I'm freeeeeeeeee!!!!) just for the sake of it. Fingers crossed it's dry, doesn't have to be sunny, just dry lol

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