Okay the internals on my old Motobecane 50V petcock were all screwed up (they shifted and keep shifting, so I never know where Gas/Off/Res is unless I play with it) I ordered a new petcock form Moped Warehouse thinking my problems would be nicely solved, hah!
First of all, the new petcock came with no instructions. You'd think that wouldn't be a big deal since a petcock just screws in and out, but the replacement came with extra parts (washers & such) that I had to guess which way to put on. The petcock only barely fits in place, because the output pipe faces forward and not down (the original points down) moreover, the handle is big and in the way, and may not allow me to screw the damn thing in all the way. Finally, the letters on the valve handle don't seem to correspond to what the thing actually does. Closed and On seem to be the same thing (both drained the tank down to the bottom) and Reserve actually seems to be the off position. The damn thing leaks like CRAZY when I run it with the new petcock, so I just put the old one back on.
Anyway, this isn't to bitch about my shit new petcock but to ask if anybody has had a similar replacement and if you've got any suggestions, or if I should just return the damn thing and find something else (in which case... WHAT?).