Re: three problems: petcock, throttle, choke

Miguel /
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I'm not sure what you mean, Ron, about the gas cap. I did take the gas cap off once, to see if there was any fuel visible (there wasn't, though that only means I didn't have a near-full tank). Should I take the cap off before I check the positions on the petcock? Should I disconnect the hose and then move the petcock around w/ an open gas tank? I'm just not sure what you mean.

The tank should be clean. I cleaned it up completely a few months ago, and I've never run my tank dry. I usually only go about 1/4 full before I add more gas (if that, I top it off very chance I get from my pre-mixed gas container).

On the throttle, everything seems fine at the carburator end. It's the twist grip that seems off. I hadn't changed any tightness on the connector at the twist grip before the problem. Perhaps the grip itself is jammed in some way? What's better than WD40 to smooth it up? Or should I take it appart and look at it? What do you recommend?

I don't see why the cable should be damaged, but wear and tear can always do damage, sure. What do I look for to see if that's what it is?

I might have to just take the whole thing apart tomorrow. Probably after work. I hope I can get it fixed easily enough. Or else I'm out for a few days/weeks until I can get parts ... Doh!

Thanks for the help guys. Any more advice/info please pass it along!

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  three problems: petcock, throttle, chokeTopic by: Miguel Miguel 02/08/01 07:30PM
  Re: three problems: petcock, throttle, chokeRe: Ron Brown Ron Brown 02/08/01 08:33PM
  Re: three problems: petcock, throttle, chokeRe: speeddude speeddude 02/08/01 09:24PM
  Re: three problems: petcock, throttle, chokeRe: Miguel Miguel 02/08/01 10:05PM
  direction on fixing throttle?Re: Miguel Miguel 02/09/01 05:55PM
  Re: direction on fixing throttle?Re: mike mike 02/09/01 06:00PM
  Re: Just do itRe: Miguel Miguel 02/09/01 06:53PM
  Just do itRe: Fred Fred 02/09/01 06:07PM
  wrecked cables and more ...Re: Miguel Miguel 02/11/01 04:35PM
  Re: wrecked cables and more ...Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 02/12/01 10:04AM
  Re: wrecked cables and more ...Re: gimmiejimmie gimmiejimmie 02/12/01 10:15AM
  Re: wrecked cables and more ...Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 02/12/01 10:24AM
  Re: wrecked cables and more ...Re: gimmiejimmie gimmiejimmie 02/12/01 10:09AM
  Re: wrecked cables and more ...Re: Miguel Miguel 02/12/01 03:02PM
  Re: wrecked cables and more ...Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 02/12/01 03:12PM
  Re: gas cap problemRe: Dale Dale 02/17/01 05:39PM

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