stupid - i know!
Posted August 11, 2000 - 11:58 PM
today i was filling my tank and the little metal valve from the 'tbv' fell-out and into my tank. F@#k. i tried to fish it out with a magnet-stick, but no luck. so my question is - how big is the gas line opening (main and res.) leading into the gas cock and carb? the lost valve is about 1/2cm round. will it fit into the gas line and cause problems?
the thing that really kicks me in the ass is, that when i was trying to get the valve out of the tank, i noticed that my gas-cap came stock with a 'tbv' of its own already!
i plan on getting it out anyways. but man what a headache.
stupid i know!
Posted August 12, 2000 - 05:26 AM
To avoid any problems, I have cut my valve out.
Posted August 14, 2000 - 08:58 AM
Magnet didn't work 'cause 'tbv' is probably aluminum.
I bought one too because bike seemed to spit up a lot of gas and I didn't think valve on cap was working right. I never had the pressure problems described by KevinNH (but I obviously had some pressure build up) and I ride in some real hot weather, but it makes sense that this could happen. I have and IMS tank now and much less fuel spitting out vent hose.
Posted August 14, 2000 - 10:17 AM