Petcock, carb or something else!?!?
First issue; bike dies on freeway going about 60mph. Everything looked ok. Started fine after few minutes. Three days later, identical issue. After some reading on forums, I thought it's petcock. Drained tank, inspected petcock - all looked fine. Installed inline fuel filter and bike was fine for about 10 days.
Second issue; similar symptoms. Died on me as I was slowing down for red light. Couldn't start it. Towed it to shop and told them what happen before. Mechanic said it's most likely carb. They took it off, inspect it - looked fine. After running it through ultrasonic cleaner, they put it back and installed jet kit thinking it will solve the issue. Took it for test ride, bike died after 3 blocks - same symptoms. After checking everything else, I asked them to look into petcock. When they inspected petcock, vacuum and everything was good, but when they bypass it and supply fuel from exterior tank - bike is running fine.
They told me they'll bypass petcock until I get replacement, but when I left the shop bike died again. Not sure if they really bypassed it!? After leaving it for 20min and playing with petcock, I started it with petcock in off and rode it back to my friends place for 10 miles on reserve.
Anyway, is the issue petcock!? I really hope so, but I'm skeptical cos stock one looked fine when they tested it. Suggestions?
What aftermarket petcock you guys recommend; eagle mike, pingel or something third!? Eagle Mike is the cheapest and probably one I can get fastest.
I'm anxious to get back on the road down to Mexico, been stuck is Southern California for almost a week because of this.
Was gonna ride down to San Diego tomorrow and pick up petcock directly from eagle mike without waiting for delivery, but not sure if bike will make these 100 miles. Any suggestions for temporary fix other that "bypassing"!?
Last edited by Renimus; 03-26-2014 at 12:04 AM.
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