Decomp valve or plug it?

I have a '77 Foxi gt with a Sachs 504a. I know the decomp valve leaks so been debating on replacing it or just plugging it.

What are the pro's and con's with both keeping the decomp valve or plugging it correctly?

Re: Decomp valve or plug it?

Pros is you don't have that leaky mess on your motor.

Con, you don't have that "rode hard put away hot" aroma wafting up from the front of your bike.

Your bike will still start easy.

Re: Decomp valve or plug it?

Bolt + ball bearing works great

I've never had trouble starting the bike without the decomp

Re: Decomp valve or plug it?

I tried ball and bearing. Leaky for me.

Re: Decomp valve or plug it?

If you simply lap the valve in properly , it won't leak anything .

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