Gas leaking from exhaust
Posted March 04, 2011 - 11:27 AM
can anyone shed light on what went wrong this morning?
Posted March 04, 2011 - 11:36 AM
Fix your float needle and seat and always remember to turn off the gas. You might want to change the oil, I bet you'll find there's a good bit of gasoline in your oil. It won't hurt anything, but it will smell for a while even when you ride it daily.
I had the float valve go bad on our DR too. Took a while to figure it out even though Eddie told me about it in the first place. (after I spent a few weeks messing with the thing)
Posted March 04, 2011 - 12:38 PM
Edited by mx_rob, March 05, 2011 - 06:01 AM.
Posted March 04, 2011 - 12:52 PM
BTW- I ran out of gas becuase my speedo cable tore and quit working last sunday, I just installed one from procycle and its not working either. not sure why, Im pretty sure I hooked it up correctly. also the bike started just fine a couple minutes ago and seemed to ride just fine
thanks for the insight guys.
Posted March 04, 2011 - 04:16 PM
Hey Stoutamach1, no, the petcock should only be in the "on" or "res" position most/all the time. I believe the only time "pri" should be used is when your carb bowl has gone dry for whatever reason. On "pri", fuel is allowed to flow directly into the carb bowl. It just lets fuel flow. In the "on" or "res", no fuel should flow unless starting or running the engine. It takes engine vaccuum to pull fuel through the petcock in either "on" or "res". Hope that helps!
Posted March 05, 2011 - 10:25 AM