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Old 05-06-2007, 06:20 PM   #811
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Yeah I think I remember you guys? School bus that was giving you guys trouble? Whatever happened on that?
We made it back but the engine packed it in. A new and improved bus was picked up in New Hampshire this winter. It will be there for the Sheet Iron this year.
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:29 AM   #812
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We made it back but the engine packed it in. A new and improved bus was picked up in New Hampshire this winter. It will be there for the Sheet Iron this year.
I'll keep an eye out for it, sorry you can't make it this year. It's looking like it might be dusty this year. It's supposed to get really hot this week.
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:48 PM   #813
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leaky petcock

Hey guys,

What did you do about your leaky petcock? Mine just started leaking today.

I'm going to put my 5 gallon tank on so maybe I can just fix it then.

I've heard JB Weld?

Ummm, so I'm a computer guy and just learning this stuff but what do you do with the JB Weld? Just smear it around the putty already there? I've never used it before. I've heard mention of it in conversations involving duct tape, etc.
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:59 PM   #814
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Hey guys,

What did you do about your leaky petcock? Mine just started leaking today.

I'm going to put my 5 gallon tank on so maybe I can just fix it then.

I've heard JB Weld?

Ummm, so I'm a computer guy and just learning this stuff but what do you do with the JB Weld? Just smear it around the putty already there? I've never used it before. I've heard mention of it in conversations involving duct tape, etc.

Read through Bid Dogs adventure there is something in there about the petcock leaking and him fixing it somehow.. good luck.

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Old 05-07-2007, 08:44 PM   #815
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Hey guys,

What did you do about your leaky petcock? Mine just started leaking today.

I'm going to put my 5 gallon tank on so maybe I can just fix it then.

I've heard JB Weld?

Ummm, so I'm a computer guy and just learning this stuff but what do you do with the JB Weld? Just smear it around the putty already there? I've never used it before. I've heard mention of it in conversations involving duct tape, etc.
JB weld baby! I just did mine this weekend. Search for a thread I started, Xfool put some really good photos to illustrate the point. But basically drain your tank, optionally you can remove it, I didn't but you can. Pull out the petcock (pay attention to the low sensor wire, you'll need to plug that back in. Dig out the old epoxy ( I used a dental tool ) clean it up good, and then put the JB weld back in. Pay special attention to get as much as JBweld into the tube that leads towards the top of the petcock where the wire comes through. Mines been holding for about 72 hours now. Xfool also had a great tip, to ziptie the cable to the top of the petcock just below the flange for strain relief. It's an easy fix, don't worry about it.

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Old 05-07-2007, 09:10 PM   #816
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JB weld baby! I just did mine this weekend. Search for a thread I started, Xfool put some really good photos to illustrate the point. But basically drain your tank, optionally you can remove it, I didn't but you can. Pull out the petcock (pay attention to the low sensor wire, you'll need to plug that back in. Dig out the old epoxy ( I used a dental tool ) clean it up good, and then put the JB weld back in. Pay special attention to get as much as JBweld into the tube that leads towards the top of the petcock where the wire comes through. Mines been holding for about 72 hours now. Xfool also had a great tip, to ziptie the cable to the top of the petcock just below the flange for strain relief. It's an easy fix, don't worry about it.

-L
Ahh thanks, here it is. Not sure if this should go in the 610 Index Thread or not.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=225629

Really great bike with a few simple problems. The junior engineers must have worked on the speedos and petcocks.
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:46 AM   #817
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Any '07 owners having this leaky petcock problem?
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:49 AM   #818
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Thanks for the petcock help

Thanks for the petcock help.

Here are some pics of a recent ride as appreciation for the help.

These were taken in the Danskin mountains on the way to Prairie, ID. I had originally planned a more adventurous ride but land closures prevented my entry. I don't think the land will be accessible again either.

So I just took the dirt road which was very beautiful too. When I fit my new tank I can get way up in the woods and possibly I might be able to pop out on the highway close to Sun Valley or Sawtooth City.











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Old 05-08-2007, 03:39 PM   #819
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Ahh thanks, here it is. Not sure if this should go in the 610 Index Thread or not.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=225629

Really great bike with a few simple problems. The junior engineers must have worked on the speedos and petcocks.
I will add this and just a fyi Dan at Motoxotica sells a replacement petcock for around 28.00 if you want to keep stock tank for use or if you just want to eliminate the stock petcock. My stock petcock would not shut off fuel completely so I ordered one to replace the biatch...

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Old 05-08-2007, 03:40 PM   #820
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Thanks for the petcock help.

Here are some pics of a recent ride as appreciation for the help.

These were taken in the Danskin mountains on the way to Prairie, ID. I had originally planned a more adventurous ride but land closures prevented my entry. I don't think the land will be accessible again either.

So I just took the dirt road which was very beautiful too. When I fit my new tank I can get way up in the woods and possibly I might be able to pop out on the highway close to Sun Valley or Sawtooth City.











Sweet pics!!!
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:06 PM   #821
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I will add this and just a fyi Dan at Motoxotica sells a replacement petcock for around 28.00 if you want to keep stock tank for use or if you just want to eliminate the stock petcock. My stock petcock would not shut off fuel completely so I ordered one to replace the biatch...

Dan
So it's not a Husky Petcock? (sounds funny to type that) Fits ok?
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:23 PM   #822
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So it's not a Husky Petcock? (sounds funny to type that) Fits ok?
The part bag says MV Augusta...not yet installed it but am sure it will fit.

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Old 05-09-2007, 08:09 AM   #823
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Guys I'm not sure if this is the place but it seems to be. I did a search.

I'm looking for a replacement for the Karoos. Mine are almost done at 1000 miles. It must be the volcanic dirt we have in the desert here.

For me the Karoos handle fine but if I could find something a tad more aggressive that would wear as well I think I could go for that.

I'm about a 70/30 - dirt/road
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:16 AM   #824
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Dirtbag,

Gotta ask....what the heck is your avatar?
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:19 AM   #825
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Dirtbag,

Gotta ask....what the heck is your avatar?
It's some head/Indian thing I found somewhere. Is it offensive or does it conjure up strange primordial thoughts?

It's supposed to be...you know, natural looking but a touch abstract.
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