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Has anyone else here lost their fuel levers when riding and were unable to turn on reserve? I am one of the lucky ones that had to WALK the bike back because no one else was around :steamed:
 

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Thank you for bringing this up. When I get my shock back today I'll yank that off and put some loctite on it (If it hasn't already fallen off)
 

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lol that would suck. not sure about that lock tight idea since u need to be able to get it off to take the tank off the bike, unless u cut the little piece of plastic around it.
 

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Use only the Blue Loctite. It can be removed by just unscrewing the fuel valve screw. Most of us have had that problem but corrected it with the Loctite Product. Care must be taken to index the plastic knob so that when the valve is off it is off and not on the reserve position. The knob only fits securely when the indexed properly.
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I put blue locktight on everything, except aluminum engine parts!!!!
Even the little fuel valve screw!!!
 

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Might get the light duty (I think it's purple) to put on it if you are worried the blue is too strong.
 

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i hav only ran out once and had to flip to reserve and it was in the last race when my partner was dieng and I had to run 2 laps it ran out about a mile from the finish that would have sucked if the knob was gone but i do have a pair of pliars under the seat and it would have been up and going in a min

blue locktight should be fine but it is small threads its your call
 

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I feel Ur pain bro, noticed mine was missing the other day as well. I just know I'm going to need to flip mine in res, while in a bind on a hill and going to be screwed.

I guess I should probably get a replacement, I bet they're $25 from honda :(
 

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Lever, petcock
16963-hp6-a00 001 $15.04
Noticed mine missing as well Sat. When I got done riding for the day, went to turn it off and it wasn't there. Out of all the bike's and quads I've had this one has got to be the cheapest. Atleast to me it always felt like a junk design. I mean even the little 50cc I have has a solid pet cock lever-valve. When you turn, it just feels flemsy. Has any one done something in the lines of changing the valve to something more solid/durable?

I looked up part and found it for $12.72 at Cheap cycle parts and part # 90116-gf8-000 is small screw @ $3.63 but they wax you on shiping. Where di you price part at EEHonda?

And who thinks Honda will warranty the part? I'm not sure if it's worth the phone call to try. Besides this I had a blast riding this weekend and the weather was great. Strong am storms Sat, but then nice, and Sunday was almost to nice!
 

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Lost mine too! haha Didn't know this was such a wide spread happening! :p
 

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im pretty sure the same piece of a yfz450 will work and be short enough to stay with the tnk when removing it.. so loctite it in place and never remove it
Order'd this one today, I'll will post if it works. If it dont it only cost about as much as the Honda screw did. So I won't be out much $.
 

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Pet cock lever replacement

Well as I posted before I lost my fuel lever. You probably get the picture
but I’m posting one anyways.



I was interested in a better or more sturdy lever. I tried the one for the YFZ450, as you can see from photo it was way to small. And also appeared to have a curve to it, instead of square like the Honda's.



So I looked at my Polaris, which had a similar lever. Also there was a spring around the long lever. I thought this may help the Honda lever feel more sturdy. It did help some, but I believe the thing that makes the Polaris feel sturdy is the rubber grommet on the frame where the lever goes through. Not sure how to add grommet, so I just went with a $1.49 spring.



Here's my parts along with spring used. And I know it's not blue locktite.



And finaly I have my fuel lever back.



And my cost was a bit high, but I bought local to avoid shiping cost. Anyone need those bottom two items let me know. As you can see I wasn't out to much to try them. I still would like a shorter lever, it wouldnt be that hard to reach under and turn. And I think it would be less vibration, and stay on better!

 

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Well as I posted before I lost my fuel lever. You probably get the picture
but I’m posting one anyways.



I was interested in a better or more sturdy lever. I tried the one for the YFZ450, as you can see from photo it was way to small. And also appeared to have a curve to it, instead of square like the Honda's.



So I looked at my Polaris, which had a similar lever. Also there was a spring around the long lever. I thought this may help the Honda lever feel more sturdy. It did help some, but I believe the thing that makes the Polaris feel sturdy is the rubber grommet on the frame where the lever goes through. Not sure how to add grommet, so I just went with a $1.49 spring.



Here's my parts along with spring used. And I know it's not blue locktite.



And finaly I have my fuel lever back.



And my cost was a bit high, but I bought local to avoid shiping cost. Anyone need those bottom two items let me know. As you can see I wasn't out to much to try them. I still would like a shorter lever, it wouldnt be that hard to reach under and turn. And I think it would be less vibration, and stay on better!



where did all my pictures go? I guess I moved or renamed the folder?
 
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