Well, with the temps. approaching the 100's this week, I thought I'd be a good Hustler owner and remove and clean my Kawasaki's radiator. I blow it out often but at 410 hours, some of the dust has settled in the fins too much and I know it's got to be affecting it's cooling ability. No problem, yesterday I was working at the fire station so I had a little time. It took about an hour but when I finished, the radiator looked good as knew. She even got fresh new Prestone. So today I'm cutting away and I'm at my third account for the day. I've already run about three to four hours on it so I'm sure all my efforts went without any glitches. Then all of a sudden, the engine just quit. I had just started up a hill so I'm thinking "what the heck". I try restarting. Nothing, then I start smelling gas. So, I get off and walk around to the back and there's my fuel line literally pouring gas right onto that hot muffler! The gas steam is rolling. I'm in the middle of this commercial yard with nothing to help me so what do I do? I reach in there getting gas all over my hand and grab the fuel line and direct it away from the exhaust while reaching up to shut off the petcock. It finally quits flowing and my heart starts slowing back down. I guess I had loosened the fuel line just a little getting the radiator off. Yes, it was blockhead thing to do, but if the Hustler lit up, there was absolutely nothing near me to fight the fire. Both fuel tanks were at about 80% full. Those here who know me also know I'm a firefighter. Tell that story at the station! Anybody else got any good "close one" stories?