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Lance is correct our bikes do not have rubber seats they are tapered and made of brass and are easily scratched by sharp or hard objects,It sounds like yours are sealing but some times liquid will leak past when you can physically hold them up,for two different reasons 1.You may be exerting more force than the float can and forcing a "false seal"2. I think Lance has pointed this out in the previous post,you can have a damaged or out of adjustment float or needle,valve. While a needle can look perfect to the naked eye the Viton tip may be hardened or have damage or wear not visible to the naked eye,or the taper may have a ring built up around the sealing surface that you can not see.when in doubt or having an obvious flooding problem.I would replace the needle valve and float on the front or rear carb ,whichever cyl. was flooding out .Do you have the exhaust crossover removed,so you can be sure which is the offending cylinder, and are you sure it is a fuel problem ?Lots of times we assume we have carb problems when it may be a symptom rather than an underlying cause. I was taught to remember C.I.F. it means to check in this order- 1.Compression-no engine without the proper compression will burn fuel efficiently. 2.Ignition-A faulty ignition system ,on our bikes this is the ignitor,coils ,wires ,plugs and all wires and switches and connections in the circuit, if these components are not working properly improper or no combustion will occur.3.Fuel.check all components of the fuel delivery system,Tank,petcock,fuel lines,vacuum lines and the carbs.Too many times we (me included) will make the leap to carbs,before checking the first two items for problems and cause ourselves more problems before finding the original problem and masking the underlying problem making it harder to find.
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