I'm back. After a couple months, I completed the carb mods with new jets, adjusted for local altitude (5,280ft.). I finished the mods, took the bike out 2 weekends ago and rode around the neighborhood, for just a couple miles, and everything seemed to be working fine. The bike started much better, which is great. Got all excited and took the bike out yesterday to do a longer trail ride outside Denver, and got about 100 yards before the bike just completely shut down and started leaking fuel. Looks like the gas is leaking out of the carb, specifically from a hose that comes from either the bottom or the side of the carb, I can't tell. But the hose is attached to the carb, and the other end is unattached and just hanging below the carb (I think that's where the fuel is coming out). When I turn off the fuel, it stops leaking; when I turn it on, it starts leaking. I must have screwed something up when I put the carb back in after working on it? I'm not sure. Really frustrated now, not only because I couldn't ride yesterday - lots of work for nothin' - but I also have a longer trip coming up next month and really wanted to have the bike ready. So, any ideas how I might have screwed up? Is there supposed to be an open-ended hose coming out of the bottom or side of the carb? It isn't the fuel line, I checked that. Any suggestions?
I wanted to do all the work myself, but may just have to take it to a mechanic that knows what he's doing so I can hopefully have the bike ready by next month. Does anybody have a recommendation for a good mechanic in Denver? Thanks again.