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Our Sportsman 400 4x4 two cycle started leaking gas. It

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Our Sportsman 400 4x4 two cycle started leaking gas. It seems to be coming out of a tube from the bottom of the carb. This machine set for a lot of years, but seems to be running fine until the gas started to run out. Can you help where to look to fix. Thank you. Terry

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

No it did not turn into a gas hog. It starts up fine.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your motorcycle?

Sportsman 400 4x4 Two cycle 1995

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your bike yourself? What have you tried so far?

I would like to fix it myself, but not sure where to start.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

It was running fine, started up great. I let our son in law use it and he said all of a sudden the gas started running out.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Motorcycle
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Motorcycle Mechanic: Chase Capicotti,
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Hi there! It sounds like you have a classic case of stuck carburetor floats. You can try freeing them by tapping the side of the float bowl with something solid, like a screwdriver handle. If that does not work, you will unfortunately have to dissaseble the carburetor and free/clean the floats. There is also a slim chance it might free itself at some point.
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