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Fireblade P

7 monthes ago   |   By Tim's Motorcycle Diaries

I think I've finally gotten the fuel system on the scuppered Fireblade sorted. The last problem (and probably what caused all the other carb and engine issues ) was a leaking petcock. I tried to take apart the existing one, but I should have listened to the Chilton manual and just replaced it in the first place. The new one seems a quality thing.
The petcock in the tank was pretty mucky, and was leaking even when turned off. If it was pouring gas into the carbs all the time, even when parked for long periods, it must have filled up the carb bowls and spilled over into the intake manifold...
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