First, thank to everyone here. I've been lurking for a while and have gotten a lot of great info.
I picked up an '01 VN750 from a buddy of mine. It had sat for at least a year, and didn't start right away. With a new battery and fresh gas, I was able to ride it home. When I was working on it at his place, I had noticed some gas around the bottom of the right-hand cab, but chalked it up to being flooded from so many failed starts.
A day or so later after I got it home I noticed the bottom half of the left-hand carb was wet with gas. I couldn't tell exactly where it was coming from - I noticed that there was no plug over the mixture screw (either side), and that area was pretty wet; but I'm not sure if that's where it was from.
I thought it might be a stuck float, so I drained both carbs, pulled the tank, and shot carb cleaner down both gas lines. Left side, no problem -- I sprayed till I saw a smooth stream of fluid, then closed the drain and let it soak. But the right side was clogged. I could only spray so much before it backed up through the hose. I even tried to give it a little push with my air compressor, but it would not budge.
So, now I'm thinking a clogged jet. Am I on the right track? If so, is there anything I can do other than pulling the carbs and giving them a thorough cleaning?