Petcock Time


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RockportDave
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Petcock Time

Post by RockportDave » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:57 pm



Got home from church yesterday and got the bike out to ride to town to eat lunch. While pulling out of garage, I smelled gas. Opened the gas door and sure enough, gas was coming out of the petcock and laying in the tray.


I thought I smelled gas on coming home last night. Glad we caught it before being stranded. I have a rebuild kit coming from Cyclemax.
I’m on three weeks vacation, so I might as well remove the rear wheel and grease the driveshaft and rear drive splines while it’s down.
Dave


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Re: Petcock Time

Post by Snowmoer » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:58 pm

The petcock is an easy fix. I would just hold off on the rear splines and drive shaft until you have to replace the rear tire. Removing all that is a lot of work!

Gland you found the problem easy.

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Re: Petcock Time

Post by RockportDave » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:55 pm

Snowmoer wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:58 pm
The petcock is an easy fix. I would just hold off on the rear splines and drive shaft until you have to replace the rear tire. Removing all that is a lot of work!

Gland you found the problem easy.
I’m not sure what shape the splines are in is why I want to do it now. I have a Pitbull M/C jack that will pick the bike up 2’ from the floor so it shouldn’t be too much trouble. The bike only has 29,000 miles on it and has sat unused a lot of it’s life.
We got the bike in March of this year and I have gone completely through it replacing all maintenance items, belts, fluids and alternator. All that is left is greasing the splines and the petcock. I was planning to rebuild it soon because the bike sat so much. The tires and brake pads were new when we got it and we have put about 3,000 miles on them.
When we finally get the time to take a longer trip I want the peace of mind knowing I have been through everything.
Dave
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Re: Petcock Time

Post by wingdings » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:37 pm

hi - saw your post there !! - please view for info - topic - viewtopic.php?f=14&t=36257

hope this helps - :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Petcock Time

Post by RockportDave » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:46 pm

Thanks wingdings.
My kit should be here tomorrow.
While pulling the back wheel off to grease the splines (which still have grease on them), I found a roofing nail in the back tire.
Looks like it’s time to go darkside.
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Re: Petcock Time

Post by RockportDave » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:50 pm

Thanks to wingdings tutorial got the petcock rebuilt with ease. It was working fine, but leaking out the bottom and had grunge buildup. The bottom screws were only snug.
The diaphragms were semi dried out.
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Re: Petcock Time

Post by wingdings » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:08 am

hi - there fella very happy to help there - if you look on the how to articles you can often find a solution to your problems - I have over the last few years wrote up quite a few how too's myself and posted them on here from making your own tools for next to nothing or rebuilding parts on the bike that are not in the manual - the help I have received on here has saved me money hand over fist on taking the bike to the shop there seems to be a common brotherhood between wing owners and long may it continue too !! :D :D :D :D :D

P.s meant to ask you did you check the vac lines out there is a vac line on the left hand side that always goes bad on my 89' wing there was a vac line that went from the pet **** mine was clogged up with aluminuim oxide white powder stuff - see link below :-

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=36103

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Re: Petcock Time

Post by RockportDave » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:41 am

Thanks wingdings.
I checked all my vacuum lines when I rebuilt the carbs. The screws on the petcock were just snug, allowing fuel to leak out the bottom. I had planned to rebuild it anyway because the bike sat unused for some time before we got it.
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