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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-05-2014, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Front carb top hitting petcock fitting

Hi Guys,

I'm a OK shadetree motorcycle mechanic and I just bought this '03 VN750 with a clogged up fuel system and rusted inside tank. I finished cleaning and coating the tank, rebuilt the carbs (holy hell that sucked removing/installing those!), cleaned the petcock out.

Upon reassembly the top of the front carb hits the end of the rear petcock fuel line fitting. When the fuel line is on it pinches the fuel line pretty good. I didn't notice it being like that when I got it. Any ideas?

Fuel tank is mounted with stock rubber grommets. Carbs can really only go in one way so I'm pretty sure they are right.

I would take a pic but I removed the tank to rebuild the petcock with new parts (it leaked through the vac diaphragm).

Good news is the bike started right up and purred after the cleaning (petcock spewing a little bit).
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if I recall, since its dark out right now, and I cant see my petcock... the rear fitting points upwards a bit, maybe even as much as 45 degrees. front fitting points down a little (like maybe 10 degrees).

front and rear refer to petcock position, not carb, or where which carb the fuel line goes to

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