Petcock Failure

1KPerDay 1kperday at
Mon Aug 13 08:27:43 PDT 2007

remove the fuel line from the carbs and check that no fuel flows while
the engine is off. When you crank the bike, fuel should begin flowing.
It should also flow with the petcock on "PRIME" without the bike
cranking or running.

Best thing is to replace the petcock with a pingel or other non-vacuum
type  while you're messing with it... I haven't bothered with mine yet
but I suppose I will eventually. If you do that be sure to cap the tap
where the vacuum line enters the carbs or wherever.

You can also add a simple inline on-off valve in the fuel line
somewhere, and get in the habit of turning it to OFF when you park...
that'll prevent hydro-lock even if your vac petcock fails.

On 8/10/07, Jeffrey Markham <automan25 at> wrote:
 How can I tell if my petcock is failing? >
Utah Jeff
'96 SheePz1100

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