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    Quote Originally Posted by TollingRhunder View Post
    Heheheh, nothing so rock & roll, I'm afraid (if only). Surprise diagnosis of testicular cancer, of all things, so they had to chop some bits off! Does open up the options for more saddles though, so not all bad.
    Sorry to hear that! My buddy just had surgery for prostate cancer... he's doing well, now.
    Wishing you a smooth recovery... I always wish my VTX brothers peace and health... sending you all that, and tons of positive thoughts and energy, too! We're not getting any younger, aye?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjklaser View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TollingRhunder View Post
    Heheheh, nothing so rock & roll, I'm afraid (if only). Surprise diagnosis of testicular cancer, of all things, so they had to chop some bits off! Does open up the options for more saddles though, so not all bad.
    [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.vtxcafe.com/images/newstuff/doh.gif[/IMG] Sorry to hear that! My buddy just had surgery for prostate cancer... he's doing well, now.
    Wishing you a smooth recovery... I always wish my VTX brothers peace and health... sending you all that, and tons of positive thoughts and energy, too! We're not getting any younger, aye?
    Thanks mate! That's very kind of you and I appreciate it. Just another item on the long list of existential crisis items 🙂

    Should be all good. Have to take it easy for a bit (no heavy lifting), but then should be back in biking action! Did sneak into the garage and fitted the new petcock kit yesterday though and it's much better than the broken one. Can't lift the tank back onto the bike yet, but I'm eager to put everything back and fire her up!

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    And she lives again!

    I'm happy to report I disregarded doctor's orders and put the bike back together this afternoon. As relatively cold as it is here at the moment, she fired-up 2nd crank and actually idled without me having to tweak the throttle. Fuel valve working like new and no leaks.

    I did also semi-decap the stock airbox earlier by drilling some lovely-looking holes into the top part with a holesaw (sounds dodgy, but it came out very nice and under the tank, so not visible and should marginally improve airflow). After my earlier stripping and cleaning of the carb, I'm excited to take her out once the damn rain eases-up for a bit over here.

    Moral of my story - check those vacuum lines fellas! I'm guessing the PO rode the bike for years with a defective petcock vacuum valve and I wouldn't have found the problem other than me having to reverse park her down a driveway, causing the float bowl to empty and then the bike refuses to start the next time.

    Next-up on the list to-do - replace the final drive oil! Large syringe on the way and the Mobil 1 synthetic 75W90 already in the garage. From what I read on here, I have to be gentle with those drain bolts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans&feet View Post
    2007 had a Petcock recall
    Question :::: is this recall still in effect?
    Can I/should I get it changed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TollingRhunder View Post
    And she lives again!

    I'm happy to report I disregarded doctor's orders and put the bike back together this afternoon. As relatively cold as it is here at the moment, she fired-up 2nd crank and actually idled without me having to tweak the throttle. Fuel valve working like new and no leaks.

    I did also semi-decap the stock airbox earlier by drilling some lovely-looking holes into the top part with a holesaw (sounds dodgy, but it came out very nice and under the tank, so not visible and should marginally improve airflow). After my earlier stripping and cleaning of the carb, I'm excited to take her out once the damn rain eases-up for a bit over here.

    Moral of my story - check those vacuum lines fellas! I'm guessing the PO rode the bike for years with a defective petcock vacuum valve and I wouldn't have found the problem other than me having to reverse park her down a driveway, causing the float bowl to empty and then the bike refuses to start the next time.

    Next-up on the list to-do - replace the final drive oil! Large syringe on the way and the Mobil 1 synthetic 75W90 already in the garage. From what I read on here, I have to be gentle with those drain bolts?


    The drain bolt is rugged, it's the fill cap that's dainty. Since it is thin metal, fine thread, and uses an o-ring, the torque spec is very low! Check your Honda Service Manual! >>> Download it here, green button at top left >>> https://www.manualslib.com/manual/72...-Vtx1300s.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjklaser View Post


    The drain bolt is rugged, it's the fill cap that's dainty. Since it is thin metal, fine thread, and uses an o-ring, the torque spec is very low! Check your Honda Service Manual! >>> Download it here, green button at top left >>> https://www.manualslib.com/manual/72...-Vtx1300s.html
    correct... it's designed to snap just above the threads.. on the cap.. so case is not damaged..
    and if broken.. broken thread part can be removed without damaging the case threads..

    Honda has been doing this since the early 60's.. for valve cover access ports.. aka to adjust valves..

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    Put a thin coating of oil on that O ring, it makes it easier to get off next time!!!!

    And YES, I just said "it makes it easier to get off".......................any one?.........................any one?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myvalk View Post
    Question :::: is this recall still in effect?
    Can I/should I get it changed?
    No idea, but I attach the original 2008 notice. Also, the replacement part code is 16953-KEA-023 for the rebuild kit. Simple replacement and I paid around $30 for the kit on eBay.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Quote Originally Posted by TollingRhunder View Post
    No idea, but I attach the original 2008 notice. Also, the replacement part code is 16953-KEA-023 for the rebuild kit. Simple replacement and I paid around $30 for the kit on eBay.
    Stealer replaced mine under the recall before I took delivery, new, back in '08. Great, that you posted the recall notice. Myvalk, you should check with a local stealer...

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