RIGING WITHOUT FUEL ON !


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RIGING WITHOUT FUEL ON !

Postby wrightwing » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:13 pm



My daughter and I, went out for a late night ride last night, around town for an hour, 35 zones, stop and go, well, rolling stop and go. Felt like the bike had a little hesitation at times. Figured I was tired, the left hand, and the right, were not working together. Got home, reached down to shut off the gas, and it hit me,I never opened the petcock :mrgreen: So what's your point ? :roll: Well, after the bike sits for a few days, and I start it, the fumes are really rich, makes my clothes stink. So what's your point ? :roll: Im guessing the petcock is not shutting the fuel completely off, and the carbs are loaded up, thats why its so rich at first, and the reason I was able to ride without the fuel on. What do you guys think, any damage to the fuel pump, and is the petcock rebuildable :?:


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Re: RIGING WITHOUT FUEL ON !

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:27 pm

I agree with you. Sounds like the petcock is not sealing properly. Can't answer the rebuild question. I recall I could rebuild the petcock on my CBX by drilling out the rivets.
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Re: RIGING WITHOUT FUEL ON !

Postby wrightwing » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:40 pm

Glad someone responded to my post. I was afraid no one would realize I meant RIDING, I didn't notice the misspell until it was to late :mrgreen:
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Re: RIGING WITHOUT FUEL ON !

Postby thrasherg » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:14 pm

I can't see how you could do any damage to the pump, if it's leaking then the pump has fuel all the time so whilst it might pump a bit quicker than normal due to a lack of fuel, it shouldn't have done any harm. It sounds like you need to get a container, pull the fuel line from the inlet side of the fuel pump and see how much fuel comes out (To see if the petcock is really leaking). I have no idea if you can rebuild it, but I would be amazed if you couldn't get a replacement..

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Re: RIGING WITHOUT FUEL ON !

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:47 pm

I seem to recall seeing a petcock rebuild kit at Randakk's - you have to drill out some rivets and replace them with small screws or bolts or something, but if he does have a 1200 version, it should fix your problem.




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