Main Motorcycle: 72 tr6r
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Charente France
Other Motorcycle: 86 DR 600 Desert Express
Extra Motorcycle: The Wifes fzr 400rr
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I'm sorry but there is no way that white vinegar will dissolve a chrome plated brass petcock. Now maybe the white vinegar in France is a little more potent than the stuff we sell here in the USA, but I'm doubtful it is anywhere near the strength needed to dissolve metal. If it did, there would be a lot dead Frenchmen.
Either you got something that is much stronger than white vinegar, like maybe battery acid, or you had a petcock that was about to fail and just happened to fail now by coincidence.
If your petcock was stock with the plastic operating stem, I'm doubful of it even touching that stuff because many plastics are unaffected by acids. Hence the reason they are put into plastic botttles for shipping.
You are luckly, my friend. Your tank failed full of vinegar and did no harm instead of failing full of gas and spilling all over a red hot engine. Be thankful.
Here’s a picture after about a half hour of the bubbling rusty mess floating out the top of the tank.
The tank was wrapped in plastic wrap to protect the paint.
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