Honda Hawk CB400 carb question
Hello, I'm not sure how active this forum is but I have a question for the mechanics out there.
I have an older 1978 Honda Hawk CB400A.
My carbs are both leaking from the overflow tube. I go to the Honda dealer and buy the new needles for the carbs and I realize unlike alot of carberated engines this needle did not come with a matching seat. The manual says to replace needle when a groove has formed in the needle. I did and so now I'm wondering before I reinstall the carbs if the new needles alone will be enough to stop the leaking?
It also says that you must replace the carb body if the seat is bad. The needles were twenty bucks apiece I can't imagine what the body must go for. Crazy prices for Honda parts.
I love this bike as it runs like a champ other than the leaking gas. I'd hate to give it up now when gas is at a premium. Can some one help advise me?