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    Carb work on Hawk #2


    So I set out to fire up the #2 Hawk that I bought over a year ago...been busy, okay...?


    Bought a new battery, in-tank fuel filter which turns out, I did not need... the fuel tap is leaking. I hate telling people that my "Petcock" is leaking... lol I will need a new tap unless there is a way to service the stock tap. I only find rivets so I'm guessing no.

    I will order a new air filter and inlet fuel tube too just to do it. The end of this one looks like a leak, kinda buggered up.

    I did manage to touch her off so to speak... however, running only on the front pot. I could smell the remains of old fuel and I am guessing a plugged up primary jet but I'll check it out.

    Been such a long time since I pulled carbs and I cannot recall whether I can clean the low speed jets in situ. Can I get at them without pulling the carbs off...?

    Anyway, looks another order of bits from JD...

    I have Not Yet made time to get to the jet kit and front brake line on the '88. The Hindle waits...

    Annnnnd

    In my old age I have been trying to figure out what to do with all these friggin' motorcycles that are hanging around here.

    The '75 Triumph Trident and '76 Moto Guzzi V1000 are going into long term storage for sometime. I will sell Hawk #2 which is actually Hawk #6... long story.

    The RZ350 should get some attention but no idea when, the XS650 is in my sights too, I really dig that thing. The '78 Bonneville restoration is gaining slowly. There is a '71 Triumph Daytona in the wings.

    I have waaay too much going on. And there are the Guzzi daily riders and the HD.

    Sorry for the ramble folks,
    Have a great weekend.

    Rob


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    Last edited by radhawk; 05-29-2021, 05:46 PM.
    Just ride it...

    2013 FLHTC, A Bunch of Guzzis...'88 Hawk GT, '89 Transalp, '99 SV 650, '84 RZ 350 KR, '72 Triumph T100 R, '71 Dalesman Trials etc...

    #2
    You can clean jets without totally undoing throttle cables or choke cable. Just keep those in place, pull the carbs and turn them over for float bowl access. Ez.
    "It's only getting worse."


    MY rides: '97 VFR750, '90 Red Hawk, '88 Blue/Black Hawk, '86 RWB VFR700 (3), '86 Yamaha Radian, '90 VTR250, '89 VTR250 (2), '73 CB125, '66 Yamaha YL-1

    Sold: '86 FJ1200, '92 ZX-7, '90 Radian, '73 CB750, '89 all-white Hawk, '88 blue Hawk, '86 FZ600, '86 Yam Fazer 700 , '89 VTR250, '87 VFR700F2, '86 VFR700F.

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      #3
      Originally Posted by squirrelman View Post
      You can clean jets without totally undoing throttle cables or choke cable. Just keep those in place, pull the carbs and turn them over for float bowl access. Ez.
      Ok, I'll give that a try in the morning. Thanks.

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      On another front, I got a notice from JD that the fuel tap and inlet fuel tube are both NLA...


      Anyone happen to know if the current aftermarket petcocks available for the GT are any good...? Any in particular to stay away from...?

      Thanks,
      Rob





      Just ride it...

      2013 FLHTC, A Bunch of Guzzis...'88 Hawk GT, '89 Transalp, '99 SV 650, '84 RZ 350 KR, '72 Triumph T100 R, '71 Dalesman Trials etc...

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        #4
        Petcock can be fixed with new rubber gasket in the repair kit you can order.
        "It's only getting worse."


        MY rides: '97 VFR750, '90 Red Hawk, '88 Blue/Black Hawk, '86 RWB VFR700 (3), '86 Yamaha Radian, '90 VTR250, '89 VTR250 (2), '73 CB125, '66 Yamaha YL-1

        Sold: '86 FJ1200, '92 ZX-7, '90 Radian, '73 CB750, '89 all-white Hawk, '88 blue Hawk, '86 FZ600, '86 Yam Fazer 700 , '89 VTR250, '87 VFR700F2, '86 VFR700F.

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          #5
          I ordered the Ebay one and it seems OK.

          I bought it only for the filter however.

          It seems to fit and screw into the tank fine but I have not tried it with gas in the tank yet. It was like $10.00 shipped so how can you go wrong?

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            #6
            Originally Posted by squirrelman View Post
            Petcock can be fixed with new rubber gasket in the repair kit you can order.
            Ahh, I looked all over (obviously not Everywhere...) for just a repair kit that you speak of. No joy. Plus I could not see how the unit is serviceable, the lever retaining plate is held in place by rivets. Do you install new screws after drilling those out..?

            Moot point now, I found a new replacement tap. I would be interested in where to purchase such a repair kit. Good to have a good spare.

            Thanks,
            Rob



            Originally Posted by Realred96 View Post
            I ordered the Ebay one and it seems OK.

            I bought it only for the filter however.

            It seems to fit and screw into the tank fine but I have not tried it with gas in the tank yet. It was like $10.00 shipped so how can you go wrong?
            Exactly the ones that I was concerned with... and my thoughts also, cheap enough, hope they work.

            I found the stock replacement part number at Chaparral, a bit more spendy but the real deal.

            Good luck with yours when you fuel the tank. Let us know in fact.

            Funny that you mention buying it for the filter, I bought one a year ago from a fellow here, new in the bag with an O-ring. Only to find out that the tap itself is also an issue.

            Not a big ta-do but slows the tuning process.

            Cheers,
            Rob






            Just ride it...

            2013 FLHTC, A Bunch of Guzzis...'88 Hawk GT, '89 Transalp, '99 SV 650, '84 RZ 350 KR, '72 Triumph T100 R, '71 Dalesman Trials etc...

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              #7
              Originally Posted by squirrelman View Post
              You can clean jets without totally undoing throttle cables or choke cable. Just keep those in place, pull the carbs and turn them over for float bowl access. Ez.
              Right you are... Working on it. Perfect rainy day project.

              Thanks

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              Just ride it...

              2013 FLHTC, A Bunch of Guzzis...'88 Hawk GT, '89 Transalp, '99 SV 650, '84 RZ 350 KR, '72 Triumph T100 R, '71 Dalesman Trials etc...

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                #8
                I used the All Balls (60-1219) fuel tap repair kit. You drill out the rivets with the supplied drill bit and replace with supplied screws.

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by fourone9 View Post
                  I used the All Balls (60-1219) fuel tap repair kit. You drill out the rivets with the supplied drill bit and replace with supplied screws.

                  I thought I would resurrect this thread rather than start another on more or less same subject.

                  So I have the tank off the Blue '88 for carb work and the fuel tap is leaking by internally, not wet on the outside but dripping on the garage floor while sitting on a milk crate with the tap turned off...!

                  Does the All Balls kit # 60-1219 fix that as well...?

                  Thanks,
                  Rob




                  Just ride it...

                  2013 FLHTC, A Bunch of Guzzis...'88 Hawk GT, '89 Transalp, '99 SV 650, '84 RZ 350 KR, '72 Triumph T100 R, '71 Dalesman Trials etc...

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by radhawk View Post


                    I thought I would resurrect this thread rather than start another on more or less same subject.

                    So I have the tank off the Blue '88 for carb work and the fuel tap is leaking by internally, not wet on the outside but dripping on the garage floor while sitting on a milk crate with the tap turned off...!

                    Does the All Balls kit # 60-1219 fix that as well...?

                    Thanks,
                    Rob



                    Probably. Sometimes the selector knob, which the backside is also the face responsible for providing a good sealing surface, can be pitted or damaged.
                    "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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                      #11
                      There's DIY on this in the Forum.

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by Ssnead View Post
                        There's DIY on this in the Forum.
                        You can follow the DIY but no ones added the section about what to do when you break your tap off in the hole for me yet. I mean for my friend. My friend who broke the tap. You wouldn't know him.

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                          #13
                          Originally Posted by mparker View Post

                          You can follow the DIY but no ones added the section about what to do when you break your tap off in the hole for me yet. I mean for my friend. My friend who broke the tap. You wouldn't know him.
                          He's lives in Canada
                          "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by Captain 80s View Post

                            He's lives in Canada
                            Under a false name.
                            Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by 6 View Post

                              Under a false name.
                              And he's now dating my old Canadian girlfriend I lost my virginity to...
                              "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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