New diaphram for fuel on/off valve

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by quiticokid, May 17, 2009.

  1. quiticokid

    quiticokid Member

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    The valve on my on/off valve which is vacuum operated sprung a leak.I stopped at a harley shop and they had the entire valve assembly and also a kit to eliminate the valve.All I wanted was a new diaphram to repair the original one.Anyone know where to get one?
     
  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    The vacuum diaphragm does not come separately. That is why you can order older valve petcocks without the diaphragm (from older models, but still have the "Reserve" and "OFF" position, which is preferred by many "seasoned" riders) vs new model.

    Just replace the assembly, at least you get new valve AND screen with OFF and RESERVE (even PRIME in some cases) if you opt for an older model replacement...for turning OFF the fuel manually for long term storage and less complexity with no worry about leaky rubber diaphragm that goes bad in about 5-7 years. Worst is leaking fuel, letting it drain into the engine and diluting the works, to most common...developing leak so bike runs like it is starved of fuel.
     
  3. quiticokid

    quiticokid Member

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    You would think that someone has these diaphrams,the valve assembly is so easy to dis- assemble and assemble.
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  5. cowdog

    cowdog New Member

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    Try a different dealer. I replaced my diaphram last year. Cost next to nothin.
     
  6. glider

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    Got a part number for it?
     
  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Not worth the trouble. On metric brand "Y" bike you could replace the diaphram, problem was if you put it on ever so slightly off, it would have a "wrinkle" that would eventually leak again in about a year or so...(just the slightest pinch from one of the screws catching it in the threads slightly was enough). The second time it leaked I did not catch it in time and had to replace the starter, drain the engine cylinders and sump of oil/gas and my garage floor...Don't ask...:small3d012:
     
  8. cowdog

    cowdog New Member

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    Part # 61200-97
     
  9. glider

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    Thanks for that number cowdog :D
     
  10. quiticokid

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    Thanks for the info guys.I will be ordering one of those diaphrams.