Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Just Winging It
Joined
·
3,327 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
My shut off valve is letting gas flow in the off position.

I have a leaky float valve.

What do you guys think about installing one of these.

Where would you get power from? 1986 1200



http://www.dan-marc.com/79-afc11112.html
 

·
Just Winging It
Joined
·
3,327 Posts
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Maybe I should tap in to the power to the fuel pump?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,046 Posts
I've been looking for something like that for mine. Thanks for the link. I would wire it to the tail light power feed.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,091 Posts
3/4 amp seems a bit much.
 

·
Administrator
1987 GL1200 Interstate
Joined
·
23,344 Posts
I have an OEM gasket for the pre-'87 petcocks, Jeff. If you are up to the task of installing it, (and no, that's not a challenge) you may have it.
It takes considerable drilling, grinding and tapping to disassemble and fix those little devils.
 

·
Just Winging It
Joined
·
3,327 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I have an OEM gasket for the pre-'87 petcocks, Jeff. If you are up to the task of installing it, (and no, that's not a challenge) you may have it.
It takes considerable drilling, grinding and tapping to disassemble and fix those little devils.

I rebuilt the petcock on a Honda CM400E 1980. I don't remember any drilling or grinding. There must be rivets holding it together. I will think about your offer Dennis.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
12,287 Posts
1200I = Interstate? Carb model, right? Not injected.

Can use a much smaller solenoid than that one.
Less than $10 on eBay new.
 

·
Just Winging It
Joined
·
3,327 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
1200I = Interstate? Carb model, right? Not injected.

Can use a much smaller solenoid than that one.
Less than $10 on eBay new.

Which one could you post a link. Yes a carb model.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
12,287 Posts
Plastic or metal body won't matter. A streetbike is light duty in application.

Take your pick.

I've ordered from China with no problems in the past. Probably a few dozen times thereabouts. I've waited up to a few weeks at times for delivery though. Depends on fast you want it as to what you'll pay.
Sometimes a auction is the way to go depending on what you want.
 

·
It aint rocket science
Joined
·
3,967 Posts
My shut off valve is letting gas flow in the off position.

I have a leaky float valve.
If it was my ride I would fix the defect.

A leaking float valve is washing the oil out of the cylinder and tanking fuel mileage.:sadguy:

This is a case where money spent will come back in fuel savings.:?
 

·
Just Winging It
Joined
·
3,327 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
If it was my ride I would fix the defect.

A leaking float valve is washing the oil out of the cylinder and tanking fuel mileage.:sadguy:

This is a case where money spent will come back in fuel savings.:?

I agree, God willing, I'll rebuild the carbs this winter but not during riding season if I can avoid it because I'll order my parts after I see what I need I could have a sinking float or badly adjusted float height or dirty valve.

In the Honda owners manual it says to shut the fuel off when your not riding I always forget.

Although, when I have the time I'll take the carbs off my parts bike and rebuild them so I can just swap them and tune them in. I guess I hadn't even thought about the other carbs.
 

·
Just Winging It
Joined
·
3,327 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Plastic or metal body won't matter. A streetbike is light duty in application.

Take your pick.

I've ordered from China with no problems in the past. Probably a few dozen times thereabouts. I've waited up to a few weeks at times for delivery though. Depends on fast you want it as to what you'll pay.
Sometimes a auction is the way to go depending on what you want.
I picked the one I did because I wasn't sure how well the plastic ones would hold up in the heat from the engine. If it quit working so would the bike.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top