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    Petcock gaskets

    I am sealing the tank with POR-15 this weeked -- apparently it was due given the rust particles on the petcock strainers. Is there any reason to rebuild the petcocks, i.e., fit new internal gaskets as a preventive measure. I have no problems with them but since they are off it would be a good time to do it.
    61 Gold Star, '13 690 Duke, '13 Daytona 675R, '14 Street Triple R (gone but not forgotten: '76 R75/6, '84 R100, '76 R90S)

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    Registered User lmo1131's Avatar
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    I've had my /5's petcocks off and on numerous times and have never encountered a problem. Over the forty years I've owned the bike I've probably only replace them a couple of times. Just make sure that the seating surfaces are clean.

    Then again, for the price of a gasket.. . ..
    "It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden
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    Then again, if it ain't broke...
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    I've cleaned mine while the petcock was out, but never replaced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Then again, if it ain't broke...

    ..........fix it until it is.

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    Thanks all.
    61 Gold Star, '13 690 Duke, '13 Daytona 675R, '14 Street Triple R (gone but not forgotten: '76 R75/6, '84 R100, '76 R90S)

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