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I have an xj500. the last time i drove it, it flooded the crank with gas to a point it was leaking out the sides of the seals. any ideas?
 

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Does this bike have vacuum petcocks? My 1980 Yamaha did and I had the same problem when they got old and quit working properly. I had to swap out the petcocks (to gravity style) in order to avoid the dreaded gas-oil nightmare.

I'd get it checked out ASAP if I were you. Mixing gas and oil won't do anything good to your engine...
 

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xj 550 carb

Thanks. I have no idea. These issues are over my head! !. I am however going to keep an eye on it and change the oil. Thanks again....
 

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Good plan - smell the oil when you drain it, if you can detect a strong odor of gas then it needs be looked at by a mechanic before too long or it could cause serious engine damage.
 
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