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Old 12th January 2013, 18:23   #31
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I am in process to replace the fuel cock (& tank cleaning) of my machismo A350. I fitted the new tap in tank by tightening two threads as shown in picture but perhaps there is a lack of some packing material and petrol started leak through threads.

Please guide about correct procedure.

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Old 12th January 2013, 20:04   #32
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Please guide about correct procedure.
Use teflon tape (available in hardware shops, used in plumbing) and wrap it around the thread before inserting into the tank and screwing it in. You can also use some thread sealant chemical, but, teflon tape is readily available.

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Teflon tape is good for its resistance to petrol and as bj96 said, it will seal the threads which screw into the fuel tank boss.

When wrapping the tape onto the threads, hold the threaded end of the fuel cock towards you. Place the tape onto the threads, holding the end with your thumb.
Stretch the tape and begin to wrap it in a clockwise direction. It should be deforming to the shape of the threads as you do this.

Wrap from 1 1/2 to 2 full turns of tape around the threads and cut it off. Then, screw the cock into the boss as you normally would.
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Stumbled upon this as i am fed up of mechanics in Bengaluru. Wanted to know the things that need to be done periodically. I want to start doing the regular stuff myself and still rely on the unreliable mechanics for the big stuff.

@jeepster
Amazing posts !!

For a start, here is what i think :-
Every three thousand kms :
Engine oil change
Air filter cleaning
Oil filter cleaning
Brakes cleaning
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@jeepster
Amazing posts !!

Engine oil change
Air filter cleaning
Oil filter cleaning
Brakes cleaning
Thanks.

which version do you have CI or UCE?

Engine oil change is simple process. (a plier & one spanner along with a pan for oil that's it.)
But changing the oil filter need some expertise & a bit more time. (more tools/ some times filter needs immersed in oil before installing)

Best way is to download Workshop manual for your bike. (search PDF)

Here are some video links, hope they help.







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Nikhil

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which version do you have CI or UCE?
i have an Electra 4S CI.
is there anything else that you would recommend every 3000 kms ?
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Default Royal Enfield - DIY -Fork oil change

The fork oil change in Bullets are easier than suspected.

This down to earth guy is doing an awesome job explaining the procedures of motorcycle repair to wanna be DIYers. Already subscribed to his youtube channel.



I have added the fork oil changes to my DIY list.
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