Hello everyone, this is my first time posting my own thread so forgive any mistakes in formatting and such. I purchased my 1986 vf500f off craigslist for a pretty good price and I finally got it running and on the road about a month ago. It had a leaky petcock which wasn't a huge issue because I got caught up in the excitement of riding. Well last week I finally got around to ordering the gaskets to fix it. I got it all put back together and installed on the bike, but on my initial test ride it would ride really well for about 10 miles before shutting off. I figured it was because I was low on gas, so I filled it up and got it going again. Well a few miles down the road it shut off on me again. After a couple of minutes I got it going again and I was on my way, only to have it cut off on me again. It did this repeatedly until I tilted the tank back and the carb started pouring fuel out, so I assumed that the carb wasn't getting enough fuel because that has happened before when it started getting fuel after being dry. So I figured it wasn't getting enough fuel from the tank/petcock, probably my DIY fuel line. Anyone know where I can get a proper fuel line and possibly a new petcock? I can't find anything searching online. Now to the scary/serious bit, I finally got around to taking a look at the petcock/gas starvation problem today, and when I went to start the bike to let it idle/burn the remaining fuel in the line it wouldn't crank. I thought it was a dead battery so I hooked it up to a jump pack, still nothing. Jumped to worst case, the engine is seized, so I decided to pull out the plugs and see what I could find out. Right when I pulled plug #1 (left rear) and turned the bike over it spit out gas. I pulled the rest of the plugs and none of them spit out gas. I assume this is because it was on the kickstand and thats the lowest carb and the carb leaked out. What can I do to fix this and stop it from happening in the future? Is this a serious issue that requires me to pull the engine to fix? TL;DR: 1986 Honda VF500F leaks fuel from the petcock and carb into the cylinder. I think it was hydro-locked till I pulled the plugs. -where can i find a new petcock? -is there a good aftermarket alternative? -what can I do to keep the fuel from getting into the cylinder? -is this a serious enough issue that I need to pull the engine? Again I'm sorry if this is a long post but I just wanted to provide all of the information I could about this issue. Any help resolving this would be greatly appreciated!