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With the decals installed on the tank I am moving on to restoring the gas cap. A freshly painted tank and an old faded cap don't work well in my opinion. Before I get started I wanted to mention that you can (at the time of this post) still get a new OEM gas cap for about 40 bones from partzilla (part # 17620-HC3-771). The gas cap gasket is also available new for about 5 bones part # 17631-VM6-300.

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Gas cap before

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Removed the gaskets. They are cracked and need to be replaced

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I used a wire brush and then wiped them off with wax and grease remover. I don't media blast them.

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Mask them for painting

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  Here is the paint and primer I used

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Primer applied. Remember to switch the vent and recoat.

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Black paint applied. They turned out good - there is some reflection picked up in this image

I have no experience in rebuilding/restoring the OEM petcock. They are riveted and are not designed to be taken apart easily. The reason I have not invested much time and effort into the OEM petcock is that replacement petcocks that look very similar to the OEM petcock and are readily available (ebay and Amazon) and are very affordable.

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New petcock next to OEM petcock

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They sure did, that has inspired my next sub project!
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Got the new OEM gas cap gaskets in. They fit just fine but you may want to lightly lube the gasket so the cap twists on an off easily.


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Old gasket shown on the right.

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Any pics of them on your tank?
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Additional tank pics

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Originally Posted by bigredmark
With the decals installed on the tank I am moving on to restoring the gas cap. A freshly painted tank and an old faded cap don't work well in my opinion. Before I get started I wanted to mention that you can (at the time of this post) still get a new OEM gas cap for about 40 bones from partzilla (part # 17620-HC3-771). The gas cap gasket is also available new for about 5 bones part # 17631-VM6-300.

IMG_1422.jpg  IMG_1423.jpg 
Gas cap before

IMG_1426.jpg  IMG_1427.jpg

Removed the gaskets. They are cracked and need to be replaced

IMG_1429.jpg  IMG_1431.jpg 
I used a wire brush and then wiped them off with wax and grease remover. I don't media blast them.

IMG_1432.jpg 

IMG_1433.jpg 

Mask them for painting

IMG_1434.jpg  IMG_1435.jpg  IMG_1436.jpg 
  Here is the paint and primer I used

IMG_1437.jpg 
Primer applied. Remember to switch the vent and recoat.

IMG_1439.jpg 
Black paint applied. They turned out good - there is some reflection picked up in this image

I have no experience in rebuilding/restoring the OEM petcock. They are riveted and are not designed to be taken apart easily. The reason I have not invested much time and effort into the OEM petcock is that replacement petcocks that look very similar to the OEM petcock and are readily available (ebay and Amazon) and are very affordable.

IMG_1454.jpg 
New petcock next to OEM petcock

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JT-BigRed

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Can you give me the link or were I can get a good petcock for my plastic tank on my 85 big red ? Thanks
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Here is a link.

https://www.amazon.com/SPM-Petcock-16950-HC4-840-16950-HA0-005-ATC250/dp/B01H6P9IHM

Or just do a search for Honda 16950-HA0-005 to find more options.
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Here is a link.

https://www.amazon.com/SPM-Petcock-16950-HC4-840-16950-HA0-005-ATC250/dp/B01H6P9IHM

Or just do a search for Honda 16950-HA0-005 to find more options.

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This is the one I ordered last night.
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