Always breakin' something
- Jan 21, 2007
Hello all. I recently purchased a leftover '04 CR250R, and I've put about 5 hours on it. I've noticed that if I lean the bike to the left (like if I'm turning it sharply, pushing it, engine off, fuel petcock on) it leaks fuel from the overflow (it seems to me, or could it be the vent hose?). If I lean the bike to the right, it doesn't do it. As a matter of fact, I can lean the bike further to the right, and it doesn't leak. I don't know if it leaks when riding it, but it will if it's not running. Is this a common issue with these bikes? Or should I be disassembling the carb to check the float & needle/seat (remember, this bike is practically new)? Why would it leak to the left, but not the right (unless it's leaking from the vent, which if that's the case, what should I do - is that normal?)? I know if you lay a bike WAY over, fuel will leak from the vent hose, but I'm not laying it far enough over for that to happen, IMO. Thanks!