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Yellowish tint on gear box.

PostAuthor: Quinntyler73 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:28 am

Hello Everyone,

I am a new member and happy to be one! I just bought my first bike an 83 virago xv 750. It is in pretty good shape for its age and what I paid for it. However after riding it for a few weeks I have noticed a yellowish tint / film started showing up on and around the gear box and motor. Any ideas why and what to use to remove it?

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Re: Yellowish tint on gear box.

PostAuthor: mark75 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:45 pm

Howdy. Welcome to VTF.

with-out actually seeing it, I can only think of, that it might be a PO painted it with some "clear" coating and that now with heat and age it is turning colors? :con:

might try applying some paint-stripper in an not-so-obvious spot to see what happens [?]
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Re: Yellowish tint on gear box.

PostAuthor: Jake » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:47 am

I believe the o-ring on the petcock is leaking.

A very slight leak, small enough that you won't see fuel drip off the petcock, but enough to make the tip of your finger wet if you wipe it across the petcock.

Mine is doing that, and I have to change the o-ring if I have the correct size or the petcock.
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