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Old 04-10-2005, 05:08 PM
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Stuck gas petcock

OK.... I am not ready to throw in the towel yet, but I am getting a little worried. Took the bike out for about a 30 minute run. Tried to turn the petcock to the off position and it is locked tight in open.
Any suggestions? It turned very easily in the past and before I went on the ride. Now it will not budge.

(the first time the coil cover broke off)

Any other TEXAS Chopper owners have this problem???
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OK.... I am not ready to throw in the towel yet, but I am getting a little worried. Took the bike out for about a 30 minute run. Tried to turn the petcock to the off position and it is locked tight in open.
Any suggestions? It turned very easily in the past and before I went on the ride. Now it will not budge.


Just an update:
I went out the next morning and the petcock worked perfectly. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY!!! I am thinking that I have some sort of issue that is affected by heat....
Would still like to know if anyone else ever had this experience with Ironhorse or any other bike.
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Old 05-08-2005, 07:56 PM
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i've got the same bike...the petcock does get stuck when it's hot...i've heard everything from 'the gas is supposed to cool it as it flows through' to 'its no big deal'....i found that if i played around with some of the allen head screws around the lever, one of them was causing my problem and i simply loosened it after tightening up the rest of 'em...go figure...of course you could go for warranty as well, but i don't think the part is redesigned (yet?) so i couldn't see how that would resolve the problem...
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Old 05-09-2005, 05:39 AM
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i've got the same bike...the petcock does get stuck when it's hot...i've heard everything from 'the gas is supposed to cool it as it flows through' to 'its no big deal'....i found that if i played around with some of the allen head screws around the lever, one of them was causing my problem and i simply loosened it after tightening up the rest of 'em...go figure...of course you could go for warranty as well, but i don't think the part is redesigned (yet?) so i couldn't see how that would resolve the problem...
I think if you're running a Mikuni it is a big deal. I believe it's recommended to ALWAYS turn your fuel off when not operating the engine.
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Old 05-09-2005, 05:40 AM
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Mine did it. Turn the petcock off immediatley after killing the motor and it works fine. Wait a minute or two and it doesn't.
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Old 05-09-2005, 06:16 AM
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get a different one...it should not be doing anything remotely like that
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04 AIH Texas Chopper stuck petcock

I've got the same issue with mine getting stuck as well. Sometimes it's a breeze to turn and other times it won't budge until it's cool.
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If I remember correctly, this was an issue with AIH machining the fuel shut off out of all aluminum. When it gets hot, it acts seized and won't turn, or is difficult. When it cools down, it will operate properly. There is a replacement that I believe has brass inserts so it wont act the same way.
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