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Old 01-08-2019, 02:20 PM
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Unless you R&R'd the petcock over time the debris builds up and scratches material causing it to drip.
 
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:11 PM
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i took the petcock apart on my 85, cleaned it up replaced what needed to be replace and it worked like new.
 
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:00 AM
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i took the petcock apart on my 85, cleaned it up replaced what needed to be replace and it worked like new.
What needed to be replaced?
 
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:08 AM
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If you do replace it don't buy an el cheapo unit, they are pot metal, poorly made and leak through most the time. Stick to the name brands mentioned already.
 
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:43 AM
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Get a Pingle
 
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:13 AM
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Another vote for Pingel, if you're on a budget DRAIN the tank , remove what you have disassemble it and check with your dealer, they may have the parts you need for a couple dollars.
If you're leaking gas you should park it no matter what you plan to do.
 
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Dirty Dancer View Post
What needed to be replaced?
take it off the bike and take it apart. it's very easy. to tell you the truth i don't remember what i replaced in it. it's been 10-15 years since it was done. i know the rubber gasket between the tank and petcock was replaced. the screen inside the tank was clean so i reused it. take the 2 screws out by the lever, pull the lever out and remove the sediment bowl too and go from there.
 
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:00 AM
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Ive used pingles for years, I decided to try the Golan.. a little bit less, but the quality is equal in my opinion, and I really like the detent* the Golan has you know when it is in the position desired. Ive used them now on two other builds plus both my personal bikes.. Im sold.
 
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:38 PM
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I never liked the vacuum operation on my 99 FXSTC, So I took it apart and put the spring on the other side of the diaphragm to make it inoperative with vacuum. I plugged the vacuum hose and have used it for years now with no leaks and manual operation. Even when It was vacuum I always shut it off anyway as I never trusted it.
 
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Yankee Dog View Post
If the petcock is stock from 1986, it did not have the diaphragm/vacuum type shut off. My 1994 did not have one either. Not sure what year it started, but my guess would be it had to be after 1994. YD
As I remember the vacuum petcock started in 1995.
 

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