Fuel petcock o-rings,86 GL1200 Aspy


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Fuel petcock o-rings,86 GL1200 Aspy

Postby jamie f » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:06 pm



Hello everyone.After spending most of last summer going through my 86 GL1200,getting all the kinks worked out of it,4500 miles of riding,finally put it away December 24th,after a Christmas Eve ride.This year,I took it out of storage,fired it up and took it for a ride,parked it in garage,and,surprise,garage smelled like gas in morning.I found my fuel petcock O-rings leaking.I have searched this site and forum for hours and can't find anything pertaining to the fuel tank petcock O-rings.They are an obsolete part,so i'm wondering if anyone has had any success using regular O-rings from a kit,or have another source to get them.Thanks in advance for the help.



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Re: Fuel petcock o-rings,86 GL1200 Aspy

Postby twocams » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:08 pm

I have one of those big "o" ring kits that has about 20 different sizes. Just put an "o" ring in that looked good and hasnt leaked a drop. Just make sure it sticks up above or even with the top of the opening so it can seal.

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Re: Fuel petcock o-rings,86 GL1200 Aspy

Postby jamie f » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:13 pm

I'll give that a try,I think the local auto parts store has them kits.thanks twocam.

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Re: Fuel petcock o-rings,86 GL1200 Aspy

Postby Rednaxs60 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:22 pm

Check out this site. He rebuilt his fuel petcock in a unique way. At the bottom of page 1. My fuel shutoff leaks on my '85 LTD when I turn it off. Intend to try this when I get a few other things done.

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Re: Fuel petcock o-rings,86 GL1200 Aspy

Postby jamie f » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:45 am

Thanks rednax60,I've read through that entire post/thread before,but never noticed the link to Randak cycle parts.Although the petcock does not leak,the sealing o-rings to tank are in kit.Thanks again!

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Re: Fuel petcock o-rings,86 GL1200 Aspy

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:21 am

If you use a generic O-ring, make sure it is impermeable to gas - you don't want gasoline melting your O-ring and then pumping that rubbery sludge into your carburetors! Viton is probably the best material for O-rings used in fuel systems.

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Re: Fuel petcock o-rings,86 GL1200 Aspy

Postby Maz » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:46 am

Randakks ones are a perfect replica but made from Viton, so even Ethanol won't touch them. Just fitted to my GL1000 (along with a complete carb rebuild set) and they're spot-on.

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