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maybe possible at highway speeds in 4th gear,,, 3000 to 3500 and above,,maybe getting some vibrations,,, not making the float to close,,,,or enricher bouncing,,, not fully seated or a tick partially open,,,even if u think,,,the enricher is closed,,,, sometimes theres a seating problem,,,,side air bleed maybe dirty,,,,,, can,t keep up with the flow,,at higher rpms with a velo stack,,, ive been running my super b forever,, never ran a velo stack,,i,,,know she don.t act right with out,,,, the cover she came with,,, and air cleaner,,, on a near stock sporty ,, dumps too much fuel,, or if ur drag racing,,it,s ok,,,,smell ur oil,,, change ur oil,,, nuff said,,,,
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problem solved.
so much better riding it without gas dripping all over my mag in 4th gear. thanks cazz
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I’m back again, stuck in the same pickle. I did replace enrichener and thought it was solved but I was mistaken. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Please clarify - You stated fuel is coming out of the overflow.

Are you talking about the hose fitting that points down (does a B have that?)
I seem to recall some thing written that running without a drain hose attached and directed to a place with quiet air can cause problems.

Or the bowl vent hole? The bowl vent hole is in the face of the carb and when a stack is used it should be blocked and a hole on the back side drilled, check S&S tech notes.

Or reversion fuel standoff that is wetting your boys or knee? I have seen straight pipes cause the air filter to get soaked with fuel or clouds of fuel in suspension hovering as much as 8" out from the face of the carb due to reversion. A great visualization of the negative effects of drag pipes.

Supporting the manifold is a half measure, properly done the carb needs to be supported at the face (where the air filter would mount). This will prevent any flapping of the carb that might upset the float level, among other things. If you can grab the carb and move it at all it is not adequately supported.
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The idea mention that the air velocity is causing a low pressure situation and sucking air from the bowl makes sense. From the S&S Super B setup instructions problem solving section:

"6. Air horn used without shrouding bowl vent on end of
carburetor body.

NOTE - Bowl vent should be shrouded to insure uniform
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The bowl vent hole is actually not blocked.
The carb is supported well with no up and down movement
I’ll take another look at s&s tech notes to see what you are referring to about the other hole hole being open while running a velocity stack.
The hole I’m originally talking about is the one on the side of the carb where the “b” is located in super b
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I think they mean with the stack, that vent hole needs to not only be open and unblocked, but protected from the wind at higher velocity from sucking fuel out the vent hole. By shrouding it, they would suggest you put some sort of "windshield" around the vent hole opening to disrupt the wind suction. I remember reading something about this years ago with the downward facing overflow nipples on carbs where you normally attach a hose. Without the hose, at high enough wind speeds, it would create a vacuum pull at the nipple and cause a fuel drip. Wouldn't matter most times, only at high enough wind (or bike) speeds!
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