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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-08-2009, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Petcock elbow poped out

I just rebuilt the filters of this petcock on this VN750 1986. WHen I put the tank back on the bike..... There was a gush of Gas and the dang ELBO to
the PetCock (Connects to the fuel line) came out. Just popped out.
The ELBOW has two ridges so it looks like it's just pressure ridged in there
and I was thinking of just SQueezing it back in with Pliers and perhaps a dab
of SuperGlue inside.. Anyone had this happen and have any recommendations before I fix it in a few days? I don't want to get a new PETCOCK off EBAY.
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I believe lance has suggested before to just push it back in. It's a pressure fit, so they do come out from time to time.

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Been there done that myself, just press it back in.

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Been there done that myself, just press it back in.
Been fine since

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Elbow on the PetCOCK - Push it back in it is....


Thanks for the Confirmation about just pushing the "Elbow" that came
out of the Petcock (Vulcan 750 1985) back in. Specifically this is the
Part that connections to the fuel line and "T" off the Petcock stem.

When it's out, it looks like it has two ridges for a pressure fit and so
I'll push it back in and give it a go. I just wanted to see if anyone else
had this happen.

Thx for the help!.. Hopefully this will be the last step of this
1+many months project to get this sucker on the road.
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