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Petcock is Screwed - Any Ideas

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Any suggestions on this busted stem? When I took it apart it was completely clogged with crap. Any suggestions on getting a filter over this?
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such a shame - I just bought the rebuild kit...
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hey j.

my petcock looked the same way, although mine still had the screen over the main tank pipe. my reserve tube was missing. you can buy the new petcock assembly or you could just install two inline fuel filters (or you could use whatever lance mysteriously pm'd you). picked mine up at o'reilly's... cheap... say $2.50 each or so. i also bought some extra fuel line to give me a little slack and then just rigged them up between the petcock and the carbs.

up to you, obviously, but since you just bought the rebuild kit you might want to go with the fuel filters. the only thing a replacement petcock is going to give you that you don't already have is screens over the main pipe and if i'm not mistaken, a very short reserve tank pipe with a screen.

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With all the funny buisness with the vacuum and petcock, has anybody just went with a strictly on/off with no vacuum needed? or is there such a thing. I would think without the plunger and diaphram parts that would get rid of that issue. Any thoughts? P.S. I do have a rebuild kit coming in today, hope it fixes the damn thing.

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With all the funny buisness with the vacuum and petcock, has anybody just went with a strictly on/off with no vacuum needed? or is there such a thing. I would think without the plunger and diaphram parts that would get rid of that issue. Any thoughts?
If ya go that way, you'll have to remember to ALWAYS turn the fuel off when the bike isn't running. Otherwise you'll have fuell leaking all over the place. I do believe someone else here did that awhile ago.
As for adding inline filters, if you go that route, be sure they are filters that will give very little restriction, as there is no pump to push/pull the fuel through them, just gravity.


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With all the funny buisness with the vacuum and petcock, has anybody just went with a strictly on/off with no vacuum needed? or is there such a thing. I would think without the plunger and diaphram parts that would get rid of that issue. Any thoughts? P.S. I do have a rebuild kit coming in today, hope it fixes the damn thing.
Your 86' petcock has a "PRI" setting whichn means prime. It bypasses the vacuum diaphram and fuuel will flow without vacuum.


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VOLTMETER
SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
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PLEXISTAR 2 WINDSHIELD
SPLINES LUBED
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
COASTERD
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LEATHER TOOL AND ROLL BAG
PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
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Hey thanks everyone. I have the main fuel filter - it's just the the reserve has been ripped off I guess. I'm gonna go for the in line fuel filter but I imagine that it'll clog again regardless (at least I'll keep everything out of my carbs though).

BTW - is the BIG O-RING in the petcock rebuild kit used for anything??

Thanks again.

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BTW - is the BIG O-RING in the petcock rebuild kit used for anything??

Thanks again.
There should be a semi-oval gasket between the top edge of the petcock and where it sits against the tank. If I remember correctly, I've used the large o-ring to serve as the semi-oval one.

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