1996 Sportster 1200 leaking gas from filter/carb.

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Pancho, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Pancho

    Pancho New Member

    1996 Sportster 1200 leaking gas from filter/carb.
    Bike is all stock.

    Not my bike. Trying to help a friend.
    Just bought the bike 2 months ago.
    Bike is all stock.

    I have an idea of what problem is,
    but haven't worked on a Sportster before.

    Any info. of this Sportster carb leak would be appreciated.

    Last edited: Feb 16, 2009
  2. vpats

    vpats Member

    You might want to check if there is a Dynojet kit installed. I have a 97 and notice a leakage issue of raw fuel at the carburetor. When I pulled the ham can and filter off you could see the raw fuel when you cracked the throttle. This would drip for a few minutes after riding the bike, usually right down on the cam cover.

    I was told by the folks at the HD dealer, that this would happen on occassion with the Dynojet Kits. I was also getting about 35 MPG. Having bought this bike with this alteration in place, I was not able to supply the factory parts for replacement. However, I was able to find a factory carb on ebay for about $45.

    All is well now, the bike is smooth, with no smell of fuel and I get about 42/43 general intown riding and have hit 49 on consistant highway riding.
  3. badongescubil

    badongescubil Member

    That just happened to me, turns out the breather on the gastank cap was blocked. We just blew hard on it and that fixed it