fuel petcock removal


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mrbelvedere
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fuel petcock removal

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i have strong fuel smell even when riding i am suspecting its the petcock but i cant see any signs of it leaking is it possible to still be bad and any cons on just removing it


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Re: fuel petcock removal

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If the petcock is leaking there will be signs of that in the tray that surrounds the fuel filler. Also have a look at the overflow hoses under the bike.
mrbelvedere
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Rambozo wrote: Sat Sep 03, 2022 8:35 pm If the petcock is leaking there will be signs of that in the tray that surrounds the fuel filler. Also have a look at the overflow hoses under the bike.
there really is not any signs of it in the tray and i havent seen anything under the bike i wonder if it could be the gas cap i will say i had a nice vapor light off last night while riding
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I had a gas smell until I replaced the shut off
and I never had fuel in the tray
when I took it apart there was a rip un the big diaphragm
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If you look at #6 in the parts diagram, this is where mine was leaking.



https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda ... r-assembly
mrbelvedere
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Quick Cal wrote: Sun Sep 04, 2022 11:52 am If you look at #6 in the parts diagram, this is where mine was leaking.


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https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda ... r-assembly
what is #6 in the parts breakdown
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mrbelvedere wrote: Sun Sep 04, 2022 12:45 pm
Quick Cal wrote: Sun Sep 04, 2022 11:52 am If you look at #6 in the parts diagram, this is where mine was leaking.


MjAzMzU5Ng-5d080c30.png

https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda ... r-assembly
what is #6 in the parts breakdown
It's a tube that feeds fuel from the accelerator pump to the nozzles at the top of the carbs. It has 2 o-rings on it that can leak, and is leaking on mine.
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well.. that's not the Petcock :-)
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bbrackett wrote: Sun Sep 04, 2022 3:54 pm well.. that's not the Petcock :-)
Well.... I bet he's really just looking for a fuel leak. What do you think? ;)
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ah yup could be.. smelling fuel on a vehicle that uses Gasoline..
I'd be expecting to "see" liquid most time as well, when I smelled it..

like i said, my Petcock wasn't leaking liquid, but it was leaking vapors maybe..
it stopped doing that when I replaced it
You would think with a pressurized (4psi) that it would be leaking fuel but it wasn't
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Re: fuel petcock removal

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thanks for the help gentleman ill get to digging


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