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    I might be getting closer to my problem.

    Today after about 125 miles the bike starts acting up again,a liittle here and there.Fuel gauge was just above 1/4.It ran real bad for 5 or so miles and then would clear up.then spit and sputter some more.
    I got down to below a 1/4 tank and she really started fowling up so I pulled in to a station and gased up.
    She left the station fowled but soon cleared up and never missed a beat for the 10 mile distance home.

    I'm haven't pulled the petcock out and checked the filter yet but I will tomorrow.

    Any good way to completely flush a tank?
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    Originally posted by Happy Hours View Post
    I might be getting closer to my problem.

    Today after about 125 miles the bike starts acting up again,a liittle here and there.Fuel gauge was just above 1/4.It ran real bad for 5 or so miles and then would clear up.then spit and sputter some more.
    I got down to below a 1/4 tank and she really started fowling up so I pulled in to a station and gased up.
    She left the station fowled but soon cleared up and never missed a beat for the 10 mile distance home.

    I'm haven't pulled the petcock out and checked the filter yet but I will tomorrow.

    Any good way to completely flush a tank?
    Happy, the only good way I know of, is to remove the tank, turn it upside down to drain it. Then remove the petcock. Plug the petcock hole with a cork or similar device and turn the tank back over. Use a bottle or two of cheap rubbing alcohol to flush out the tank by sloshing it around on both sides of the tank and dump it out when flushed.. Take care to not get the alcohol on the paint....

    Turn it back over to allow the alcohol to drain completly out, and replace the petcock and re-install on the bike....
    I've used this method several times over the years with good results......g
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    • #3
      you got a cross over tube huh? wonder if thats clogged. I wouldnt pull your tank till youve looked at your petcock filter if it aint dirty no sense worryin about the tank
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      • #4
        Rubbing alcohol huh,ok Thanks Gruss

        and yep Vlade,I have a cross over tube and I put a brand new piece on last week,still could be trash in it though.I'll be pulling the petcock and checking the filter tonight.Also gonna drain the tank and check for trash again.
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        • #5
          replace the petcock you will be good to go
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          • #6
            Think the petcock is the culprit?
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            • #7
              could be, and at $15, could be a cheap and easy fix
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              • #8
                no doubt,it's worth a try.
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                • #9
                  I had a filter at the petcock that was plugged one time.
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                  • #10
                    Hey Happy. I don't know much about it but I've read where there is a rubber tube in the tank that can develop a small hole that allows it to pull some air when you are low on fuel. You might check that out.
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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the suggestion Glenalt,I had trouble Saturday with 3/4 of a tank.Checked the filter and drained the gas from the tank through a paint screen and no trash.
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                      • #12
                        Happy, have you checked your coil yet?
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                        • #13
                          not lately but I'm gonna revisit it tonight.
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                          • #14
                            there has to be something electrical (ignition related) causing your problem. sounds like yours is doing the same thing mine was, and mine was resolved when changing the coil
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                            • #15
                              my idea would be to check the resistance of the coil cold, then run the bike for an hour or so, get it good and hot, then check it again. a coil can appear fine when cold, but can screw up when it's hot if it is going bad
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