I want to shim the needles on my bike but I have a question on removing the tank. When I shut the fuel off do I have to cap off the hose that connects to the valve? I do not want to spill any gas on my bike.
The answer is no not really. There is a vaccum line from the carbs that opens the petcock automatically. That way you don't have to switch the petcock to off to avoid flooding the carbs when the bike is not used. Make sure you get this vaccum line connected to the right place again or the bike won't start.
A trick if you are worried about fuel spilling is to get a pen or pencil ready and jam it into the hose, this will prevent fuel from spilling if you want to be extra carefull.
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