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Offline premiumjo

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175 HS compression
« on: August 25, 2013, 03:28:20 PM »
I'm working on getting the 175 back in action. So far, clean tank, clean carbs, good battery, healthy spark and working lights. The compression is reading 80 psi. This seems a little low to me. Anybody have any thoughts on what is normal? Also, is cork a good material for the petcock valve?
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Re: 175 HS compression
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 08:58:45 AM »
That compression does sound a little low, but is good enough to run OK. Cork probably won't work well, check with Richard or Steve Reed, I think there are repair kits available.
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Re: 175 HS compression
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 12:34:17 PM »
My 2c worth; as Karl says, good kits are available to rebuild the petcock from Richard and Steve.  I wouldn't risk using cork on something with the potential to leak gas.  Way to flammable/explosive. 

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Re: 175 HS compression
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 12:32:52 PM »
cool. Thanks guys
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