Original petcock on 1983 750 Maxim... Before it was leaking from the square back plate (vacuum valve) i THINK... though it's really difficult to tell with gasoline in a tiny cranny like that. It just started leaking a few weeks ago.
I was in the process of sealing the tank from rust so I bought new gaskets/valve rubbers for the petcock while I had the thing off.
I replaced the internal rubber of the thing, and also the O-ring that seals it against the tank. But now it's leaking from its seal against the tank.. or maybe from EVERYWHERE.. I can't tell... but when I get that thing on there tight, making sure the gaskets are fairly square, no chunks of debris in the way, and turn down the screws TIGHT... it still leaks like a bloody nose... from the top.. I mean the whole thing is covered in fuel and dripping willy nilly. Needless to say my driveway was a bit of a fire hazard last night
Is this an issue like ... I gotta let the thing sit in place for a day or two before the gaskets "mold" into place and "seal up"?? or is it just that dodgy trying to repair a petcock?? Anything I can do?
New one is $125 and I wouldn't really trust one from ebay...
The weather is getting SUPER beautiful and I'm almost reduced to tears cause I can't ride. I've been wanting to skip town on my bike for WEEKS and I've had to deal with tons of ridiculous bullplop like this.