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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 09:04 AM
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Welcome to the forum! Sounds like it's time to replace the petcock.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 09:55 AM
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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.
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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.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 01:36 PM
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Turn petcock off. Remove hose. Still leaks. Bad petcock.

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