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Fuel tank shut off petcock, Do you use it?
On my 86 Aspencade there is a fuel tank shut-off petcock.
On one page the manual says you don't need to use it, because there is a fuel shut off in the fuel pump. Then in another part of the manual it says to shut off the gas everytime.

What do you guys do? Huh

Gadget Man

My Kids May Be Smarter Than Me, But I Know More.
#1 08-20-2015, 03:36 PM,
only use it if I am working on fuel pump etc
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

#2 08-20-2015, 05:52 PM,
I don't think I've ever used mine
'75cb750 ,'79cb750superK,
'93gl1500se, '79cb 750f,
'85cb450sc, '05sunL70
'06 ST 1300....william
#3 08-21-2015, 01:58 AM,
on my aspy mine is covered by the engine covers, on my sei doesn't work at all
it is i good thing to use in case you have some leaking floats etc or if one decides to do so while sitting,knock on wood
1987 Aspencade 129K
1986 SEI 93K
2014 Tri-Glide HD 17K

#4 08-21-2015, 05:08 AM,
In 30 years have never used mine
A rainy day off beats a sunny day at work any time..................
#5 08-23-2015, 09:04 AM,
ok I use it when I changed the fuel filter and fuel lines
'75cb750 ,'79cb750superK,
'93gl1500se, '79cb 750f,
'85cb450sc, '05sunL70
'06 ST 1300....william
#6 08-23-2015, 03:38 PM,
used when working on:
fuel pump
fuel filter
other items which causes the bike to be down for a period of time (it takes the fuel in the tank pressure off the fuel pump and reduces the chance of causing a leak in the pump)

Think of it this way, HONDA would have left it off if they felt it wasn't needed.......
enjoying the view from the saddle....... due mainly to the people and information found within this site
#7 08-25-2015, 08:48 PM,

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