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post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-19-2018, 05:32 PM
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Model: 1987 GL1200 Interstate 290,000 miles
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Originally Posted by WingMan71 View Post
One other thing I learned that I suspected was correct. The main body OD o-ring will NEVER see gas unless the 4-hole gasket is leaking. If the 4-hole gasket is holding no gas ever enters the valve housing. The o-ring is basically a fail-safe device to prevent gas from pouring out of the valve and onto the engine should the gasket spring a leak.***

Interesting. Never thought of it that way but it seems feasible.

I have a couple spare units so I will be putting a kit in one of them soon.

For the space left because the gasket is smaller, couldn't you simply put a o-ring in there to fill the gap? Looks like one the same size as the one supplied would fit .

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