Well, the tank sealing exercise seems to have worked, as far as I can tell thus far. Went through the entire process, and allowed it to cure for a full week. However, when I put the bike back together and put gas in it, I found that gas was leaking (can you say sieve?) from around the petcock. I tightened the screws as much as I could (even managed to get a wrench down in there, but still gas leaks. I figure its one of two things...Either there is a little mound of POR15 around the opening for the petcock, or petcock gasket has gone bad. A dremel will take care of item 1, but for 2, is the gasket a dealer-specific part or can it be gotten from a hardware or auto parts store like other gaskets/parts?
Another question. Since all this has been going on with the tank, I have had the bike sitting on the center stand. Yesterday, I moved it, and put it on the side stand, and it leaked a lot of oil. Is this normal? Indicative of something? Should I be worried? Ideas where it may be coming from? I checked the level in the glass and it looked normal.
1985 VN700A1 "WindRider"
21,500 miles (9/07)
R/R relocate (9/07)
AGM Battery (10/07)
Last edited by storm16; 10-10-2006 at 11:10 PM.