I have a 2002 ninja 500r that I took for a 125 mile ride yesterday. Everything went fine, ran like a top, parked for the night and when I went to start up this morning it was having an issue starting, got it running and two blocks down the road it started to leak fuel. I pulled over and it was leaking fuel most definitely. With the petcock in the on position it was sputtering and idling really low with black smoke pouring out of the exhaust, which lead me to belive running rich, possibly flooded carbs. I thought it may have been a stuck float so I drained the carbs with the Allen screw on the bottom of the bowl. I was told to just try to start it with the petcock in the on position but it won't start. So what could be causing the leak? And how do I fix it? Any way to fix it that would not require me to take the whole damn thing apart? I don't have the tools where I'm at currently. Sorry about the potato quality of the picture, but it appears to be leaking from the space between the two carbs.