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gas overflow at carb - causes?
The short version: I took my carb apart and cleaned it (2004 Volusia), overall it was surprisingly clean. Now when I start the bike, it almost immediately starts gushing gas out of the overflow tube. What probs might cause this?
Pulled the carb out and it doesn't seem like the needle is sticking. Put it back on and within 10 seconds of starting, it's overflowing gas again.
Bike is stock - 7500 miles. Last time out, it was almost on empty and started running like crap and backfiring. Gassed up and barely made it home, which is why I took the carb apart. Cleaned the tank out and cleaned the carb but little or no debris and no gunk (I only run non-ethanol gas). Inside of carb looks new.
Any thoughts as to causes? I can take it apart again but not sure what I would look for differently. The float, jets, needle, etc. all looked pretty clean.
04 Silver & White