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As I just had to rebuild mine, and I was on here looking for information, I found most information is old and thought I'd add the latest that I have found.

Petcock (automatic fuel control valve) near the gas cap on the GL1500 is $160 from Honda new and apparently still available, according to the local dealer.

The rebuild kits from K&L are in their catalog but not available on the computer ordering, as many have said months and longer ago.

Show Chrome makes a rebuild kit. Part Number 5-601 for GL1500 Gold Wing. It is a product of Big Bike Parts. http://www.bigbikeparts.com (I hope this isn't considered advertising.)

These are available on eBay from many sources for roughly $30.



I don't know how the quality compares to other brands. This is the first one I have installed and only a few days ago, but it installed easily and fit well.

Like most, it has a new spring and four new screws. The spring I understand, as you need the best pressure to keep it sealed, but the screws don't really wear out. There are two longer ones for the bottom so maybe they assume people strip the old ones and the longer ones allow them to catch the threads further in.
 

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I think the problem was that the ethanol in today's gas ate the rubber up to fast.
K&L had to quit production until a better rubber compound could be found.
The Show Chrome set looks the same, hopefully it will last. Keep us updated.
 

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Just replaced mine with a electric lockoff and didn't look back.no more fuel smell or fuel starvation on hard thottle. It can't leak and in my experience it will outlast the bike.
 

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51CRUZR wrote:
Just replaced mine with a electric lockoff and didn't look back.no more fuel smell or fuel starvation on hard thottle. It can't leak and in my experience it will outlast the bike.
+100% http://dan-marc.com/79-afc1211424.html With a couple of brass fittings it fits where the stock unit goes & no vacuum or fuel problems since. A VERY EZ fix....-Rich
 

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Redeye1620 wrote:
51CRUZR wrote:
Just replaced mine with a electric lockoff and didn't look back.no more fuel smell or fuel starvation on hard thottle. It can't leak and in my experience it will outlast the bike.
+100% http://dan-marc.com/79-afc1211424.html With a couple of brass fittings it fits where the stock unit goes & no vacuum or fuel problems since. A VERY EZ fix....-Rich
You may want to get the 12V version of that valve, don't think the 24V one will open reliably.
 

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Redeye 1620

Just curious, where /how did you power your lockoff?

Mike
I ran the two wires to the accessory screws (+ & - ) on the top of the fuse panel. This is a switched source of power. And I haven't had any problems with the 5 amp fuse blowing either....-Rich
 

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Redeye

That was my first option, but I opted for a jumper to the fuel pump feed instead. That way if the motor shuts down so does the fuel. Works either way. Thanks for the reply.

Mike
 
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