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  1. My 06 rmz 250 has a leaking fuel petcock. When i turn the fuel on, it starts leaking a lot. I dont know if it is leaking from where the petcock attaches to the tank or from behind the switch that turns fuel on or off because i saw 2 small philips screws that hold it on. What could be the problem?
  2. Hey folks, for those of you with access to a 3d printer: Here is a stl of a shim you can place behind the rubber gasket inside of your beta fuel petcock to stop the fuel from leaking by when you switch it to the off position. I print them out of PLA which is resistant to gasoline & 2 cycle oil. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2415224 - beta petcock gasket shim. cheers -t
  3. So I yeah a petcock failure today. I know I am getting older but really? The bike is only 5 months old and 80 hours so gas doesn't sit much. I was trying to run my tank low to switch to a different 2t oil. I was riding solo and was was heading off the single track and back on the dirt road. Bike went to reserve as planned but then wouldn't start. Wore the battery and legs down trying to kick it. Lucky for me my wife was able to pick me up. Anyway, pulled the fuel line and fuel would come out with bike on side switched to on. Not a drop would come out on reserve. Could of been a real bad day. I am running California gas but should it be this corroded? Looks like an anode rod from a water heater. Most of our rides would not allow for a pickup so lesson learned. Not sure the lesson but... check your petcocks and make sure your fuel flows on reserve or just run it on reserve to be safe!
  4. This post isn't only just in reference to XR's or Crf's, or even Honda, and could apply to pretty much any fuel system with a petcock. I thought I'd share my experience and maybe be of some help to someone in the future. It's fairly long, sorry about that. We have an '05 crf50f for my girlfriend's son, got it for him 2 Christmases ago. When we got it, I cleaned the carb (so I thought). It ran decently for a bit but eventually started giving me trouble and couldn't ever keep it running for him to ride any time he wanted. Air filter was junk, so I took off stock and put on a uni open element filter, still no help. After tearing down the carb a ton of times, and finally looking at an exploded view of the carb, I realized, hey dummy you haven't actually gotten the main jet out to clean that. It was horribly gunked up. Finally, carb is fully clean. I drained the tank and found that the petcock screen had completely deteriorated and turned into chunks and small pieces in the tank. Cleaned it all out, put on 1/4" fuel line and inline filter. Still having problems. The petcock had been leaking, so we decided to drill it out and open it up since we had the tap and screws needed to close it back up, thinking it just had an o-ring in there. Upon opening it up, the seal disk that was in there was hard as a rock, and every passage running through the petcock was clogged damn near completely closed off. Ran a drill bit down through it by hand to break it up and got the whole thing cleaned out. Found an o-ring that would work temporarily, put it back together and on the bike. The little bike runs like a champion now! The o-ring seals it well, but you can't shut off the fuel. So I say use one just as a temporary fix. There's a guy on ebay selling petcock rebuild kits for $15, that will get you the proper inner seal/packing. I know the Honda petcock is sealed so it's probably the last thing anybody would think to check, but if you have an older bike, or just haven't had the best quality gas run though it, you might wanna check your petcock Thanks for reading, I hope this helps at least 1 person Daniel
  5. I just did the raptor petcock mod and had a quick question. Running an FCR39 what happens if one night I forget to turn it to the off position? Here is the petcock I bought. So far I really like it. https://www.thumpertalk.com/shop/Yamaha-FUEL-COCK-ASSY-1-5LP-24500-01-00-p1000322768.html Yamaha FUEL COCK ASSY 1 (5LP-24500-01-00) Thanks for the help.
  6. Just rebuilt the carb on my 1980 Suzuki TS250 and when I took it apart I noticed the tab on the float that contacts the needle was bent in a way that would force the needle to close. I think the guy I bought the bike from did this in an attempt to stop gas from running all over his garage when he forgot to shut the pet cock off. The problem is that I wasn't getting gas to run down the fuel line fast enough to run the engine continuously. It usually will run for 4ish miles before it starts to chug and eventually die. So I tried to solve the problem... so I bent the tab flush with the rest of the bracket that holds the floats thinking this would allow the needle to separate from the seat and allow gas flow into the carb breaking the vacuum that is preventing the gas from flowing. However this did not fix the problem completely. I know there is no gas because I have a clear fuel filter installed. I am now wondering if I have an issue with the petcock not allowing gas to flow out or the carb is making a vacuum that won't allow gas to flow down the fuel line and reach the carb. The problem isn't the fuel filter restricting flow because there isn't gas getting into the filter. Also, I don't have a vacuum line attached to my petcock. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  7. What is the best option for a quality oversized tanks that fits with the least amount of mods for a 2013 SM with FCR39 that already has the high clearance choke. I plan to do the aftermarket petcock at the same time, any issues with fitment of the petcock and oversized tank? Thanks for the help.
  8. bought and installed a new petcock On/Off and Reserve (non-vacuum) one . I believe i have to plug the vacuum to the carb, not too sure where its located. does anyone have pictures ? new too riding