I had a 2-day camping trip this weekend. Just got back. Didn't really go as planned... I had originally intended to take the valkyrie, but the carburetors are off of it due to a fuel rail leak that I've been procrastinating on fixing. So, I said to myself, I will take the Vmax! It performed flawlessly last weekend on a 330 mile Loop into the same territory. But, I had an issue! Loaded the bike up and headed up to my buddy's house 30 miles away to Rendezvous for the trip. Got off the freeway a mile from his house, smelled gas and see it pouring off the rear right hand carburetor. I pull over, try the tapping and sloshing back and forth to try to free up a potential stuck float - no joy. So I decided to assume risk of no fire in the mile to his house and fired up to head to his place. Bike starts losing power and dies in less than a quarter of a mile. I called him and he brings his trailer over, we take the Vmax 30 miles back to my house. Switch all the stuff over to my Cafe gl1000 and I made the trip. Trust me, that bike is not made for long trips... Or to load with camping gear. That's another story, but I won't go into that. Really good time and a quantity of whiskey was drank. I haven't really looked at the Vmax yet, but I did happen to notice that the oil level appears to have gone UP suggesting that it was ingesting gasoline on the freeway. I am assuming at this point that it is a stuck float or scrogged needle valve. When I went through the carburetors a month or so ago, I spent no money on them whatsoever. I just cleaned them out. I paid attention to float pivots but... So, the last thing I wanted to do was to pull the carbs back off of this thing. I'll try running the bowls dry and sloshing them again a couple of times. Might even puff a little air into the fuel Inlet. If that doesn't do it, it'll have to wait its turn behind the valkyrie who's carburetors are currently in many pieces on the bench. I have a sticker on my tool box that says "I love carburetors". I might rip that sumbitch off there!