vapor lock, and more
masonjs at nrtco.net
Thu Aug 13 10:27:17 PDT 2009
The manual petcock is only as good as the operator as I found out this
morning. I took the 1975 Honda XL 250 out last week to make sure it was
running alright as I'm going to sell it. This morning I went into the
garage and noticed a strong aroma of gas. I checked the Triumph nothing,
then went to the Honda and found about a liter puddle of fuel under it. The
bike was dripping fuel from near the front sproket. I turned off the
petcock and the fuel leak stopped. I wheeled the bike outside, careful not
to create any sparks.
I turned the petcock back on and noticed the fuel was coming out the
carburetor overflow/drain line. This bike had sat for at lease a week
before the needle valve decided to leak. I don't remember moving the bike.
Fortunately the garage is not wired for electricity, I could have got one
nasty surprize have I thrown on a light switch.
----- Original Message -----
From: "William K Denton" <wkdenton at verizon.net>
To: "Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: vapor lock, and more
> Permanent fix: Pingel #6211-CH + adapter #A1602C. Pricey, but much less
> than a hydrolock repair.
> Bill Denton
> Yardley, PA
> wkdenton at verizon.net
> Lazarus Cycleworks, LLC
> Breathing New Life into Old Bikes
> ----- Original Message -----
> For just the reason Ron described. No reason to take chances with
> something that can go at any time , especially on a 15 YO bike. And
> actually the bike I meant was the ZRX 1200, not the ZZR. I think someone
> used the tap off teh ZRX before if I remember correctly.
> Ralph L. Angelo Jr.
> Author of "Help! they're all out to get me!
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