Gas dripping all over the place!

Don Wilcox leanintree at
Tue Oct 14 07:10:31 PDT 2008

As per Charles instruction, pull your plugs before turning it over. ALSO
though, do NOT forget to lay a rag OVER the open spark plug holes to catch
the expelled gas. I showered the entire garage, me, the wife, the dog and
the ceiling doing that same thing. Gas EVERYWHERE that could have been
prevented with a single shop rag.
Don in GJ

On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 7:41 AM, <scapco at> wrote:

> Phil,
> 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
> prime.
> Charles S.

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