Advice Please - Honda Shadow Forums : Shadow Motorcycle Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 3
Advice Please

Members I'm hoping someone can help me out. After getting my bike home and getting it ready to ride I suddenly noticed a drip coming from the bike and my worst nightmare I'm leaking a substantial amount of fuel from the top of my fuel line where it meets the petcock. I replaced the fuel filter (I have no leaks from there down) replaced the upper fuel line and clips and it's still leaking weather the petcock is on reserve, on or shut off. As mentioned it appears as as though the leak is coming from the top of the hose. Any thoughts on fixing anyone's help is greatly appreciated.

bvillen is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 09:04 AM
Senior Member
 
smilie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 5,112
Garage
Welcome to the forum! Sounds like it's time to replace the petcock.


2007 Shadow Spirit VT750C2, Ride bell by h13man, Ride cross by Capt D
smilie is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 09:55 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Palatine, IL
Posts: 9,976
If you replaced the fuel line from the petcock down and it's still leaking it's probably the petcock. You didn't say which Shadow you have but they have petcock rebuild kits for some and some 750 petcocks were recalled by Honda.
jpr1968 is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 11:08 AM
Senior Member
 
ABQ-Jammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Wherever you go, there you are!
Posts: 2,175
Garage
It might just be that the petcock, which probably has a nut that locks it into the tank, might be loose, and just needs to be tightened. You'll need a pretty big wrench to tighten it, though it's not difficult. If that doesn't fix the leak, you may need to rebuild the petcock, replacing the rubber inside. They do tend to wear out and get eaten up by the ethanol in the gas.


(((=-JammeR-=)))
"My Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, tires screeching, totally used up, thoroughly worn out, and loudly proclaiming...WOW! What a Ride!!"
'03 Spirit 750
Ride Bells by blue flames and shadowride69 (THANKS!!)
ABQ-Jammer is online now  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 01:36 PM
Member
 
soupbean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Lehi Utah
Posts: 61
Turn petcock off. Remove hose. Still leaks. Bad petcock.


2016 Honda Phantom
2001 FLHR Road King
Past-
03 Honda Sabre
82 GPZ Kawasaki 550
79 Honda CB550
71 Honda CB500
soupbean is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Shadow Forums : Shadow Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome