Petcock Failure

Rickard Olsson richie at
Fri Nov 9 00:03:32 PST 2007

1KPerDay wrote:

> No. If there's ANY grit in the fuel it can prevent the float valve
> needles from sealing and can cause hydrolock. Ask me how I know.

> Dunno what would cause it to overflow while running, though, except
> perhaps a stuck or improperly adjusted float valve. After you figure
> it out be sure to change your oil.

The very same dirt in the fuel that can foul up the float valves. Ask me 
how I know. ;-)

In my case, the speck was barely visible.

Musts: Grease the steering head bearing, get an inline fuel filter and 
remove the front blinker metal plates. Those three items will probably 
pre-empt at least 80% of the costs of GPZ problems we get. :-)

     / Richie

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