rebuild fuel petcock

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rebuild fuel petcock

Postby furnacedoc » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:47 pm

Hello , just got done rebuilding my fuel petcock and replacing my air filter, then I started my "WING" up before putting the fairing back on to check for leaks . everything checked out good and no leaks . so now on to my other winter work to be ready to ride this spring. see ya on the road

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Re: rebuild fuel petcock

Postby nitefuzz » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:39 pm

My list of winter projects:

- replace timing belts
- install saddlebag lights
- install power port in trunk
- install passenger heel protectors
- install power port in front right pocket

my wing is a 1998 gl1500 SE, it only has 20,000 miles on it, is there anything else I should consider replacing or servicing due to age of the wing, any suggestions welcome.

The wing looks like it is brand new, other then some of the switches were sticking when I first got the Wing (which I have pretty much taken care of that issue with electrical cleaner).


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Re: rebuild fuel petcock

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:09 pm

Flush ALL that old hydraulic fluid from the entire brake and clutch system....every 2 years ....

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Re: rebuild fuel petcock

Postby redial » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:59 am

Make sure there is not an airlock in the uppercylinder.

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