1500 SE PETCOCK REMOVAL


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JDEWALRUS
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1500 SE PETCOCK REMOVAL

Postby JDEWALRUS » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:45 am



After returning from a ride my bike smells of gas, usually after refueling before. I've replaced the gas cap which didn't help. I've found if I open the gas tank there is a small burst of pressure released. I thought about rebuilding fuel petcock but can't see how to remove from the plastic enclosure. Has someone else experienced this problem?



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Re: 1500 SE PETCOCK REMOVAL

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:35 pm

Mine had a pinhole and would drip out the bottom.I removed the top shelter to get it out,seat first.

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Re: 1500 SE PETCOCK REMOVAL

Postby furnacedoc » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:54 pm

Hello, I just rebuilt mine, picked up a rebuild kit off the internet, Honda only sells new petcocks. have to remove the right side fairing pieces and top housing . also replaced the fuel filter while I had it open. all went well with no leaks, I recommend watching the video for the rebuild, it is easy to do. see ya on the road

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Re: 1500 SE PETCOCK REMOVAL

Postby gordonv » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:31 pm

I don't know much about the GW, but if you have a pressurized gas tank, then the vent is not working.

But if that is not working, allowing the tank to be at atmospheric pressure, then where is the smell of fuel coming from?

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Re: 1500 SE PETCOCK REMOVAL

Postby ct1500 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:59 pm

Perfectly normal for the tank to hold a slight pressure.

Holding the pressure is a good sign and we can conclude tank, cap, filter and lines going to fuel valve are not the problem. A weak point of the carbs are sometimes the bowl gaskets will leak fuel and can be noticed by a visual look for accumulated dirt in the area. The other most likely area would be your CA charcoal canister system.
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Re: 1500 SE PETCOCK REMOVAL

Postby bjatwood » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:24 pm

My 98 will pressure up a bit too. When unscrewing the gas cap, it vents a bit. Has always done this the 2 years I've owned it...

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Re: 1500 SE PETCOCK REMOVAL

Postby bellboy40 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:14 pm

All the Goldwing models I have owned (all except the 1800) have had a hiss when removing the fuel cap after riding for a while. That is normal operation.




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