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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-19-2015, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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My **** (fuel) looks funny.

My fuel **** appears to be inexplicably mounted backwards or close to. See photos.

In the close up photo of my bike that is the ON position for my ****.

When I want to turn it off the RES indicator is on top and for reserve the OFF indicator is on top.

According to the operator's manual, this doesn't appear to be correct. Since the valve is slotted, I can't just take it out flip it and put it back, so it looks like it was somehow built that way.

Question is, if a horse runs backwards and still wins races, should I still be considering an ass and head transplant?

Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Can this lead to a bad day down the line?

As always, thanks for the help and advice.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-19-2015, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Here's another shot of my bike.

Couldn't figure out how to edit the op to include an additional image.

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As long as you know how to operate it and it works correctly, what's the harm in the present position. And now the burning question. Will windshield wipers really work on a goat's a$$?

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It's just the knob that is mounted wrong. Unscrew the screw and see if you can turn it 90 degrees and reattach it. It could also be a petcock from a different bike.
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wrong knob possible or someone screwed with the fuel ****.

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I am with jpr1968.

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It looks pretty clean did someone change the petcock? Maybe it is the wrong one, one designed for the other side of the bike. Is it the original fuel tank?

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As long as you know how to operate it and it works correctly, what's the harm in the present position. And now the burning question. Will windshield wipers really work on a goat's a$$?
No they won't. Aren't you glad to know that?



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The only time I have had a Honda shop work on my bike was a recall. He installed the extension knob on the fuel petcock wrong. that extension with the Phillips screw in it is square and can go on in all positions just take the screw out pull the handle off and turn it to the right position and put it back on.



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No they won't. Aren't you glad to know that?
I am, thank you. Can we attribute that bit of knowledge to your R&D dept or word of mouth?


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