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I have a vstar650 that had a similar problem. My bike sat for some time without being ridden. When I tried starting it up, it wouldn't start and gas poured out the carb overflow hose. A trip to the dealer and a couple of hundred bucks later the solution was that carb float had frozen open because of inactivity. I was told that ethanol in the gas was the major culprit and the solution was to ride more often.
Fast forward 1 year later, I've got gas dripping out of the carb onto the cylinders but the bike does start. Riding more often and using Sta-bil fuel additive didn't seem to help and I'm about to try and get the bike back to the shop again.
Anyone know what's going on with our bikes?