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hi

new to the forum and also new to KTM

Picked up my 2001 LC4 640 today and everything appears to be good other than one thing, after a mate had been out for a quick run on it there were a few drips of fuel from a tube that hangs out of the bottom of the bike, it looks like it goes to the carb som im presuming its a drain, is it normal for them to do this when the bike comes to a stop? any help would be appreciated,

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guessing an over flow....... my 04 never leaks fuel
guessing again, maybe too much fuel in the carb

some one with a proper answer will be along soon....(kev or Mr Tittoo or some other bugger)
 

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Had this, but on another bike, turned out the float hight in the carb needed adjusting
 

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Happened to my RD350 before - turned out there was some dirt (sand) got into the carb, when I reassemble the tank. The float was stuck, hence the petrol over flow.
 

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hi

new to the forum and also new to KTM

Picked up my 2001 LC4 640 today and everything appears to be good other than one thing, after a mate had been out for a quick run on it there were a few drips of fuel from a tube that hangs out of the bottom of the bike, it looks like it goes to the carb som im presuming its a drain, is it normal for them to do this when the bike comes to a stop? any help would be appreciated,

cheers

rob
There is a bowl drain/flush facility on the carb - unscrew the screw and petrol floods down one of the pipes (hopefully into a waiting jam jar). This removes any small deposits or moisture which can make the bike hard to start or run roughly - especially if it has been sitting around unused for a while. Now it ain't unknown for muppets to then overtighten the screw (hard metal into a very soft alloy body), strip the thread and then have a wee leak. So a basic hygiene check might be to flush it anyway - you never know when it was last done and then gently tighten it up.
 
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