Gas dripping all over the place!

scapco at scapco at
Tue Oct 14 06:41:34 PDT 2008


Do not try to start the bike, it is very possible the 
cylinders could be hydrolocked.  What has happened is the 
vacuum seal in the petcock has failed.  You'll need to 
replace the petcock, but first remove the spark plugs and 
crank it over to be sure the cylinders aren't full of gas.  
This can happen with a vacuum petcock without putting it on 

Charles S.

>My bike is effed!  I've read about cases where people 
>accidentally left the GPZ in "PRIME" on the petcock and 
>gas dripped down into everything.  This
>happened to me today with the petcock in "ON".  I have 
>moved the petcock to RES and put my oil pan under the 
>bike, but I don't know if that helps. 
>Did my petcock fail?  Has this happened to anyone else 
>without the dreaded "PRIME" setting?
> -Phil
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