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Thread: Replace petcock with solenoid valve?

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    Registered User toooldtocare's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    One car in the field was Rahal Letterman in conjunction with Chip Ganassi. Driver was Englishman Alex Lloyd. Here's his car from the 2008 race:

    By Carey Akin - originally posted to Flickr as DSC_5962, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

    Yes, that is the car. I have other photos of the car, all taken of only the decals on the car, but decals match perfectly. I have other photos of another of his cars, and that one is a different paint scheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikertucker View Post
    When my wife first started to ride I just had her tape a small note on the inside of the windscreen that reminded her to turn fuel on/off. Over time it just became a habit. Don't know if this helps, but it is the cheapest fix.
    I don't like the taste or feel of tape to try that with H
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    I am not sure you want to do this. On my Suzuki, they had a factory petcock, that was actuated by a vacuum "solenoid" that opened it up when starting and running as long as it had vacuum from engine, but then shut it off when the engine shut down. Everyone told me that one of the first things I should do is to replace it with a standard on/off/res petcock.

    When the original would mal-function (diaphragm leak, locking up, air leak in vacuum hose, etc.) causing all sorts of problems - making troubleshooting what was wrong almost impossible - as it would do weird things to the fuel flow which would then cause the engine to mimic all sorts of issues.

    I still prefer the age-old standard petcock, but the thing to do is to learn to "program" yourself to turn it off when parking.
    "The difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't change every time congress meets." - Will Rogers

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    Thank y'all very much for the follow up. Lots to bear in mind.

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