I'm wondering what the signs might be of a decompression release velve being worn out. Mine seems to leak a bit and sometimes makes a funny noise at about 20-25 mph. I'm beginning to think that there is some kind of seal inside that eventually wears out. Any thoughts on this?
Sachs 505 Decompression Release Velve
Re: Sachs 505 Decompression Release Velve
There is an o ring in them, but it's on the threaded part. If you'r really skilled at taking little things apart, you can re-build it. The most important thing is that you have to get it back together right, and not bend it around too much. You would also have to find a stronger spring to pull the valve shut.
I think handybikes has them for around $12- $15
It's easiest to just buy a new one.
I'll take your handybikes advice.
Re: Thanks mbartell...
If it isn't working you'll see smoke coming out of it.
It also makes a buzzing noise if it is open while hte engine is running
Re: Thanks Matt...
I've got a buzzer but not a smoker quite yet.
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