Leaky petcock - 05 RM 250

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6/17/2018 5:22 PM

Double checked for any cracks in tank. It's leaking from where petcock seals to tank. Plastic was starting to peel at bolt holes but I grounded everything even with 100 grit sand paper. Still leaks... What else can I try?

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6/17/2018 5:55 PM

Sounds like it is just the gasket. Was it replaced?

The valve will eventually start to leak with older bikes. The rebuild kits are cheap.

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6/17/2018 5:59 PM

Or does that bike have the filter that goes up into the tank and has a O ring?

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6/17/2018 6:58 PM

imoto34 wrote:

Or does that bike have the filter that goes up into the tank and has a O ring?

Correct... I don't see an oem part number for the o-ring. Will have to keep looking.

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6/17/2018 7:03 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/17/2018 7:06 PM

Replace the petcock and oring. ( about $60) or go to Harbor Freight and buy a metric o ring kit for about $10.

Paw Paw

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6/18/2018 11:38 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/18/2018 11:39 AM

Rockymountain sells generic peacock o-rings for cheap. You need a new o-ring my cr250 did the same thing until I replaced the o-ring.

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6/18/2018 1:14 PM

And if you don't have a local HF or want to wait on mail order, just take the o ring into any of your local auto parts store and they will sale you a single o ring. You will have to pay 2 bucks probably but you could grab it anytime.

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6/18/2018 3:59 PM

Paw Paw 271 wrote:

Replace the petcock and oring. ( about $60) or go to Harbor Freight and buy a metric o ring kit for about $10.

Paw Paw

Harbor freight o ring kit came through for me. Thanks.

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