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CL 160 Petcock leaks

SuperSquirrel

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Hi, I have been running my CL160 for a year and it’s a great little bike - but - I can’t stop the petcock leaking which is made worse by difficulty in getting a float needle which works properly. I read that petrol can seep down the retaining screws and have used silicone grease there and on the gasket but no joy. Can one of you experts advise please? O r let me know where I can get a new Petcock (although this one looks fine visually).

Cheers all and happy riding, Richard
 
Hi, I have been running my CL160 for a year and it’s a great little bike - but - I can’t stop the petcock leaking which is made worse by difficulty in getting a float needle which works properly. I read that petrol can seep down the retaining screws and have used silicone grease there and on the gasket but no joy. Can one of you experts advise please? O r let me know where I can get a new Petcock (although this one looks fine visually).

Cheers all and happy riding, Richard

One of the more experienced 160 owners will have to weigh in on this one, I have very little experience with the older style petcock and it was decades ago.
 
Those petcocks are unique and very pricey. It's because of the way the tank crossover comes into the petcock, different from most, thus un-swappable. I don't think I had mine off so I'm not totally for sure but they are similar in mounting to my C200 with an oval Oring and two screws that require either fiber or soft aluminum seal washers on the screws. I was able to use a generic round O ring from an assortment kit of nitrile washers and had to just hold it in place until seated.
 
Those petcocks are unique and very pricey. It's because of the way the tank crossover comes into the petcock, different from most, thus un-swappable. I don't think I had mine off so I'm not totally for sure but they are similar in mounting to my C200 with an oval Oring and two screws that require either fiber or soft aluminum seal washers on the screws. I was able to use a generic round O ring from an assortment kit of nitrile washers and had to just hold it in place until seated.
Thanks Ballbearian and Mike in Idaho, will take your excellent advice - although having given it a good thrash yesterday it is ok today. Maybe it knew I was getting expert advice and decided to behave itself,

Cheers from London England, Richard
 
Thanks Ballbearian and Mike in Idaho, will take your excellent advice - although having given it a good thrash yesterday it is ok today. Maybe it knew I was getting expert advice and decided to behave itself,

Cheers from London England, Richard
That's it. A stern look and show it the wrench usually straights up their act.
 
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