Pingel makes a nice valve. Kevin did a nice review and research in this thread. http://www.ducati.ms/forums/57-supersport/564354-fuel-supply-line.htmlI am having trouble finding nice fuel shutoffs that are not plastic, any recommendations/links to purchase?
Oh, and I have two hoses coming down from the tank, to a Y, and then a single to the carbs. The Y is very close to the piston head so it would not be desirable to put the tap there - do I need two shut offs?
Had a great ride on it tonight, up kinda late but the carbs seemed fine and perhaps even idling better than it has in a year. It is the fuel change that brought this adventure on; we got high content ethanol fuel left over from California due to the change of seasons. They dump their crappy gas on us in Arizona.
Put down the hammer, it's time to service your carbs. Pull the needles, jets, bowls, floats and slides out - then take it to someone with an ultrasonic cleaner to sit overnight. Put it back together with a fresh rebuild kit. Jets-R-Us has everything you will need in the mail to you tomorrow if SUDCO is too much of a PITA for you.I feel like I am waiting for the other shoe to drop. Two weeks ago the float bowl stuck but I got the chance to knock it with a hammer and unstick it before it got too crazy. Then this flood happened. And now it seems normal three days later. Have the cut off installed, one of the parts mentioned in one of the links to Amazon from upthread, but both times this happened to me was when I was riding - not out of the garage or parking spot.
If the filtration's not up to it then there could be a small piece of tank-crap stuck in the float valve causing this. I run a fuel-injection type filter on mine, along with the electric shut-off and have not had any carb leaking/overflowing issues.I could take another look at fitting an external fuel filter, but with the carbs being only a year old from new I am having some difficulty believing they are worn out.
We're not saying that the carbs are bad or worn out, just dirty or stuck. They get dirty from the fuel system passing particles, the get stuck from letting e10/ethanol gas sit in them for too long and varnish. The response to either of those scenarios is the same.I could take another look at fitting an external fuel filter, but with the carbs being only a year old from new I am having some difficulty believing they are worn out.