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Offline RoyG

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I went out to the garage to check the tire size on my 2005 Connie. I had already pulled the front tire to replace the bearings. First thing I smell, gas. Walk over to my bike and touch the petcock and gas seeps out.

I just want to thank all the people who warned us about the petcock failing and the danger of Hydro Lock. Looks like I will be replacing the tires and petcock.

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Offline Daytona_Mike

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Please make sure you   have or get Overflow tubes installed.
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Did you pull the plugs, cover the spark plug holes with rags and turn the engine over to see if gas got into the cylinders?  The suspense is killing me!  You might want to also disable the coils so you don't have any unwanted sparks when doing that.

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yes...me too...did the engine flood?

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Definitely do what Daytona Mike and Bud said. Don't even think about trying to start it without pulling the plugs. Don't forget the towel over the spark plug holes.
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And to reemphasize, do disable the spark. An extinguisher nearby would also be prudent.
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I have not had the chance to check out the bike. I have the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and the 4th off and will be pulling the plugs and checking. The carbs will be heading to spa in sunny FL soon. Will post on Friday when I have an answer. 

Roy
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Good news. Pulled the plugs and turned it over. No gas in the motor! Now that I have it semi dissembled I am going to do a valve adjustment, coolant flush, carb rebuild.
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Gotta add my thanks...for saving my ‘97 Katana from a hydrolock event.


Bought the Katana in 2010, and it got parked in ‘13. Bought the Concours in 2010...and found out about hydrolock from this here forum.


Went to go get the Katana on the road this past spring and smelled gas...immediately knew what was happening. Pulled plugs and cylinders were full of 4-year-old gas.


Without this forum, I would’ve had a baaaad day.


Katana has the same style petcock. And NO DRAIN TUBES. Grrr.

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You can thank the EPA and enviro-whacko's for no drain tube. Can't have those vapors leaking out into the environment, you know.  >:(
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