Author Topic: Petcock Spacer? 1976 XS500  (Read 592 times)

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Offline Obohebev

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Petcock Spacer? 1976 XS500
« on: March 29, 2018, 05:41:12 PM »
Anyone know where you can find petcock spacers? I installed my new petcocks and realized that I can't rotate the valve to reserve without hitting the gas tank... because I installed the new ones without the spacers. 

Also, will this affect anything besides being able to run on reserve?

Sorry for the newb questions, any help is appreciated!

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Re: Petcock Spacer? 1976 XS500
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 03:44:45 AM »

I am not sure what you mean by spacers. There are no spacers on the petcocks. they go straight on the tank. when you open or close, the long portion of  the handle should be facing the ground. the only thing i can think of is you or someone had them disassembled to clean/service and put them back in the wrong direction. post some pics so we can help you.