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So as the title says, whom of you make this a practice? Or what is your routine? Or do you even bother?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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So as the title says, whom of you make this a practice? Or what is your routine? Or do you even bother?
After every ride I jack up the rear wheel, lube the chain, then turn off the petcock. Takes 3 or 4 minutes.



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I think it is a good habit to get in to, but I don't (forget too) except when I transport it, then I remember!
 

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yep, turn it off about 4 blocks from my house. get in driveway and run engine till it dies.
 

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I do the same as many others here. I turn it off and let the bike use up the bowl until the engine starves out.



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Yes I do



Even if your carb float is good the gas will evaporate in the bowl



IT will leave behind the varnish, adhesives, dissolved solids and dirt.
 
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