Hi all.\n\nMy mechanical knowledge is limited, but I'd like to hear your thoughts\non this before I take it to a mechanic.\n\nI started my bike (94 YZF600) today for the first time in three weeks. A\nfew weeks back I changed the oil and filter, and ran out of time and\nleft the fairing off. Since then it has rained almost non-stop here in\nPerth so I didn't get round to putting it back on.\n\nIt was a little reluctant to start at first, and stalled. On the second\nattempt it started nicely and ran, but idled a bit lower than normal.\n\nThen I noticed the smell of fuel. Looking underneath the bike, I could\nsee petrol dripping out. When I took off the fairing I could see that it\nwas coming from a little metal tube about 8mm in diameter. There is one\nof these tubes directly above each cylinder, angled backward and\nslightly downwards. The fuel seemed to be coming from one of these only.\n\nA bit of history: once before, this bike spontaneously started leaking\nfuel while I was riding it. I took it to a mechanic who told me that the\ncarburettors had been blocked up by dirt and gunk from the fuel, and\nthat it had backed up and started leaking. He cleaned it up and all\nseemed well. This was nearly a year ago.\n\nAgain I emphasise my lack of mechanical abilities. What have I done to\nmy bike???\n\nThanks.\n\nBruce.