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Old 07-31-2013, 07:52 PM
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Default Re: reason behind turning the fuel petcock off?

Originally Posted by mew905 View Post
My roommate has issues with gas leaking out his carb (bad gasket or something). So he turns his off. I, however, never do. I've never had a gas leak except when I didnt tighten my fuel line clamps (I'm not using the kit line) or when my bike fell over from other things... and even then it leaks out the gas cap and a bit out of the float bowl.
Glad you've had good luck so far, needle and seat ever fail to seal off and you will have an engine full of fuel and and possibly a big mess in the floor as well if gas tank is full when it happens if it ever does, hope your luck holds and you never have to worry with it, I just always turn mine off now because then I know Im good and dont have to worry aboit!
As the saying goes "better to be good than lucky"

Best wishes to ya.
I dont always ride WOT, but when I do..I do my best to keep the rubber side down..Ride safely my friends!
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