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    Petcock question, intermitant leaking?

    Hey guys,

    So I had to use my reserve for the first time yesterday...When I got to the gas station and filled up I went to put the petcock back on fuel and noticed it was dripping..."Greeeeaaaattt" I thought, but when I turned it back up to fuel it stopped leaking...Should I replace it, or just watch it or what? I feel that I won't use reserve that much, but it doesn't look hard to replace either...Anyone know why it would only leak in the "reserve" position?

    Thanks,

    Jason
    Damn right it's a Hawk GT

    #2
    Mine did the same. I replaced it but they can be repaired. Instructions here
    http://hawkworks.net/tips/leaky-petcock/
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      #3
      Wow, thanks for the info, great article, but If I was to take it off, I'm just getting a new one from Hord, I have never been able to tap threads very well, so with all that work mine would probably still leak lol...Thanks again...
      Damn right it's a Hawk GT

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        #4
        Yeah I rebuilt mine just a few weeks ago. It wasn't especially difficult, but it took an obscene amount of time. Most of it was spent getting bolts and the gasket. I had to show the Honda dealer a picture of the partnumber, because they cried they couldn't look it up without knowing what bike it specifically was for (which is a lie). Finding bolts so small that are long enough is challenging, too.

        Also, if you don't have drills and taps already, then this is completely a waste of time for you. For $25 I could have gotten a universal, although compared to the work involved, $50-$60 for stock isn't a bad deal.

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          #5
          Originally Posted by Beck
          Yeah I rebuilt mine just a few weeks ago. It wasn't especially difficult, but it took an obscene amount of time. Most of it was spent getting bolts and the gasket. I had to show the Honda dealer a picture of the partnumber, because they cried they couldn't look it up without knowing what bike it specifically was for (which is a lie). Finding bolts so small that are long enough is challenging, too.

          Also, if you don't have drills and taps already, then this is completely a waste of time for you. For $25 I could have gotten a universal, although compared to the work involved, $50-$60 for stock isn't a bad deal.
          champion honda sucks for when you're buying parts for yourself.

          you're better off ordering online, unless you need them ASAP.

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            #6
            Originally Posted by MrDude_1
            champion honda sucks for when you're buying parts for yourself.

            you're better off ordering online, unless you need them ASAP.
            I have never gotten parts the same month I have ordered them. I hadn't bought from them in a long time so I thought I would throw them a $40 bone and see if things had gotten better. Their estimated 3-4 days turned into 3 weeks, although I will admit 4th of july was involved in slowing things down.

            Online from now on. I even bought oil and plugs online this past month to avoid their bull.

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