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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-14-2015, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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God gave me a vision

Ok I have had issues with my starter, battery and other things that prevented my bike from cranking. Last night I went to crank it and it wouldn't turn over so I just put the battery charger on the battery. Still no cranky. Finally I told the Lord that I had no clue what was causing this.

In the bible it says, to commit your works to the Lord and He will establish your plans or thoughts Proverb 16:3. Today I fell asleep and when I woke up I realized I had a dream about my bike. I dreamed that because the petcock was leaking in the vacuum line that the cylinder filled up with gas.

So I went out and took the spark plug out and disconnected the other side and hit the starter. I bet 1/4 gallon of gas came out of the cylinder and shot across the yard. I also am glad He showed me to disconnect the other side as I would have had a fire on my hand. Wow it was so cool the dream came true.

Now to get a new petcock and finally be able to ride for more than a day. The cylinder getting too much gas could be why I was having massive backfire and hard starting as it is fouling out my spark plug. Actually surprised it ran.

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-14-2015, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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disconnected the vacuum line to the carb and the bike cranks right away. Will be ordering a new petcock tomorrow.

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The Petcock

I think you are going in the right direction. You may want to try the Yamaha TW200. It fits well. Just bolt it on. Some guys have modified it a little but I did it with a T fitting. Just search TW200 in the forum and you will get all the information .

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Please, change your oil.
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that is the route I am going. I am purchasing from a USA seller vs the China ones in case something is wrong I don't have to ship it all the way around the world to get it replaced. Also the first one will ship to me faster than those from China.

I am going to put a T fitting in mine too.

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Agreed with Crowley. Chances are your oil level is high now and smells like gas. After you replace the petcock you should probably change that oil.

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please explain why my oil needs changing? Do you think the gas went past the rings into my oil? yeah after thinking about it I won't be cranking the bike until the oil is changed and the petcock is replaced.

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We once had the discussion of weather to turn the petcock to off or not when the bike is not in use. If it were off this cylinder would not be full of fuel.
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true story chuck but if you have the petcock i do from way back in 86 it doesnt have an off position so i gotta keep my petcock in good shape

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