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The Fuel Petcock Thing...
Written by goldwingman40 on 10/25/2010 at 06:14 pm

Douglas,
Glad to be of help.
Fred


--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "douglasvanb" <douglas.vanbossuyt@...> wrote:
>
> Fred,
>
> Just placed the order over the phone with them. Didn't realize how much
easier it is to find your part numbers, call them to confirm, and place the
order right then and there as compared to the online routine where there might
be two or three rounds of email and a couple different shipments before it's all
sorted out. I do believe I'll be ordering exclusively over the phone when doing
business with ServiceHonda in the future. Thanks for the tip!
>
> Cheers!
>
> Douglas
>
> --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "goldwingman40" <goldwingman@> wrote:
> >
> > Douglas,
> > If you are ordering it mail order, not your local Honda dealer, I would call
Service Honda, !-800-828-5498, to make sure they haven't changed, updated, the
number, I always call when I order to make sure there are no problems or order
it at my local dealer.
> > Fred
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "douglasvanb" <douglas.vanbossuyt@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Fred,
> > >
> > > I was futzing around with the K&L rebuild it because I kept misplacing the
Honda part number. If I can manage to not lose this number before tomorrow, I
won't have that problem anymore :-)
> > >
> > > Cheers!
> > >
> > > Douglas
> > > --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "goldwingman40" <goldwingman@> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Douglas,
> > > > What exact part have you been trying to order?
> > > > Try Honda Part #16953-ME5 025, it lists about $34.
> > > > Fred
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "douglasvanb" <douglas.vanbossuyt@> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > I know I'm a little late tho this thread's party but...
> > > > >
> > > > > That is exactly the symptoms I've been having on my "TARDIS" since
last winter! I've tried several times to order the petcock rebuild kit without
success (out of stock blah blah blah). If I can't get the rebuild kit in the
next few weeks I think I might finally give in and put on a brass T.
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks for making me seem slightly less insane!
> > > > >
> > > > > Cheers,
> > > > >
> > > > > Douglas
> > > > >
> > > > > --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Gib" <gibinmich@> wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks Dave. Its nice to know that there are other symptoms other
than the stink. I've repaired one petcock and the next time it leaked I went
with the tee. The next bike got a tee even though it wasn't leaking, and the
present bike still has the original petcock and will get a shiny brass T the
next time the bike is tore down. I'm not going to wait for it to leak. If Tim is
reading this, your bike has a T. If you want the original petcock just say so.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "dave_hiett" <dehiett@> wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > OK I've been reading all these posts about changing out the
mysterious fuel petcock the last several years. Most seem to develop a fuel
leak of some kind that triggers the need to do this. My reason is a little
different.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On the way to the finger lakes tour in NY, Happy Dog suddenly quit
on a long uphill pull coming out of the Hudson River valley going up into the
Adirondacks. One cylinder, then the other. Like my old BMW R-75 when it went on
reserve. I pulled over, waited a few minutes, then she fired right up. But then
a couple of more times that day, and then a dozen times later in the trip
(though thankfully not on the tour itself) she did the same thing. Fuel filter?
Bad gas? Kill switch issue? And as I returned to Missouri, she started running
really rough at idle and MPG sank like a rock from mid 50's to low 30's.
Something was up. The Dog's tail was not wagging, she was not happy.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I gave the dog a little rest and rode mostly the GL1500, finally
taking her in this week to the vet (my trusty mechanic). It was the fuel
petcock. The diaphram inside had actually torn, and gas was being drawn by the
vacuum hose into the rear cylinder, fouling the plugs. Explained a lot.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Needless to say, I now have the brass T and Happy Dog is back
wagging her tail.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Now there was something good that came of this story. While my PC
was mostly parked, the big old GL1500 (Lucy) became my 'errand bike' and I
became much more confident and competent at handling her in tight situations and
traffic. When I finally got it back today, the PC felt light as a bicycle.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > And that's my story. Wish I'd done the 'T' preemptively a long
time ago.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Dave Hiett '90 PC800 'Happy Dog' '94 GL1500 'Lucy'
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
>

Message Thread for message #98181

dave_hiett
9/30/2010, 04:08 am
The Fuel Petcock Thing...
OK I've been reading all these posts about changing out the mysterious fuel petcock the last several years. Most seem to develop a fuel leak of some kind that triggers the need to do this. My reason is a little different. On the way to th

    gibinmich
    9/30/2010, 01:16 pm
    The Fuel Petcock Thing...
    Thanks Dave. Its nice to know that there are other symptoms other than the stink. I've repaired one petcock and the next time it leaked I went with the tee. The next bike got a tee even though it wasn't leaking, and the present bike still has

      douglasvanb
      10/23/2010, 07:09 pm
      The Fuel Petcock Thing...
      I know I'm a little late tho this thread's party but... That is exactly the symptoms I've been having on my "TARDIS" since last winter! I've tried several times to order the petcock rebuild kit without success (out of stock bla

        pc800dork
        10/23/2010, 07:28 pm
        The Fuel Petcock Thing...
        Resistance is futile - give yourself over to the "Tee". All is well. >...If I can't get the rebuild kit in the next few weeks I think I might finally give in and put on a brass T...

        c172myp51
        10/23/2010, 08:40 pm
        The Fuel Petcock Thing...
        I'm hoping to get my brass T put on Monday, with help from another iPCRC lister. My question is: what are people using to plug the end of the small vacuum tube that goes from the left side carb to the petcock? -Scott --- In

          obijuanak
          10/23/2010, 09:02 pm
          The Fuel Petcock Thing...
          A tight fitting screw will work. Or you could be OCD about it, remove the hose and replace it with an identical plug and clamp as the one on the front carburetor. Juan Fairbanks, Alaska Sent from my iPhone On Oct 23, 2010

        goldwingman40
        10/24/2010, 12:06 am
        The Fuel Petcock Thing...
        Douglas, What exact part have you been trying to order? Try Honda Part #16953-ME5 025, it lists about $34. Fred --- In

          douglasvanb
          10/24/2010, 06:18 am
          The Fuel Petcock Thing...
          Fred, I was futzing around with the K&L rebuild it because I kept misplacing the Honda part number. If I can manage to not lose this number before tomorrow, I won't have that problem anymore :-) Cheers! Douglas --- In

            goldwingman40
            10/24/2010, 02:57 pm
            The Fuel Petcock Thing...
            Douglas, If you are ordering it mail order, not your local Honda dealer, I would call Service Honda, !-800-828-5498, to make sure they haven't changed, updated, the number, I always call when I order to make sure there are no problems or orde

              douglasvanb
              10/25/2010, 04:07 pm
              The Fuel Petcock Thing...
              Fred, Just placed the order over the phone with them. Didn't realize how much easier it is to find your part numbers, call them to confirm, and place the order right then and there as compared to the online routine where there might be tw

        daviddockstader
        10/24/2010, 03:26 am
        The Fuel Petcock Thing...
        The usual reason for a petcock is to keep fuel from running into the carbs if the needle valves don't seal well or if the bike tips over. Anybody know if the PC fuel pump will prevent flow, rendering the petcock redundant? If not I'd sure wan