So as the title says, whom of you make this a practice? Or what is your routine? Or do you even bother?
My TW is the only bike that I routinely do this on. The petcock seems to leak a slight amount of gas - not enough to drip, but enough to stink up the garage. After riding, I shut off the petcock and allow the bike to idle until it dies.
I try to. The main reason for the practice is to prevent the possibility of filling the crankcase with gasoline due to a stuck float or a worn or debris-filled needle. That only needs to happen once for most people to become more conscientious about turning the petcock off.
Most modern bikes come with vacuum actuated shutoffs which come with their own set of potential problems, but if that's all you've ever owned you may not be aware of the need to close the petcock manually.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.
Powdercoated '87 frame, extended swingarm, YZ fork legs, ATV tire, 14/55, XT350 tank, spliced quick-release seat, disc brake conversion, beeg headlight, beeger rack, Lizrdcooler, Lizrdventz and bunch of other stuff all covered in invisible ink.
I've mostly had two stroke bikes, and if you've ever had one "load up"; you'll quickly learn to turn off your fuel.
If I park the bike in the garage I try to remember to shut it off. Otherwise I leave it on.
Long live the internal combustion engine!
I do. I try to remember to do it just before reaching for the key. The consequences of a leaky needle valve are worth it.
My wife and I both turn them off................. Over night only !!!!!! OMM.
2018 Triumph Street Twin..............2016 CB500F
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