Simple fitting to eliminate the petcock

Larry Picarello /

Looking for a simple fitting that will screw on to the threaded piece on the tank & will accept 3/16 fuel line.

Lawnmower inline shutoffs work fine for me, are readily available.

BTW, it's an Italian bike whatever those threads are...

Re: Simple fitting to eliminate the petcock

Overpriced Parts /

Go to Home Depot

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Order one from a moped supplier.

No petcock is a good idea if you want to come outside to your bike and find a tank full of fuel under the bike.

Dont bother with a hardware store solution, 110% chance the petcock is a metric size because the bike was not made in USA Liberia, or Myanmar.

Just saying...

Re: Simple fitting to eliminate the petcock

It's usually not that simple. Most moped tanks are going to have metric petcock threads, and most hardware stores probably have NPT and no or very few metric fittings. In a pinch you could probably get one slightly undersize and drill and tap the threads to your desired size.

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Larry Picarello /

Treats offers one but it $39 + shipping!!

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just sell one of your bikes n buy one petcock. petcock pricing are pretty damn high. what size u got? 12 by 1mm outside is pretty common, so cheaper options. If its inside threads 10 by 1 mm is close enough to use 1/8" pipe to barb from HD in that eall w all the brass fittings.

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Why the double post on exact same subject ?

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Look for carburetor fittings. There's a lot of metric ones, straights, 90's, etc. Probably find some at pep boys.

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Multiple mopeds listed on profile including 3 Laser 50 junk 4 strokes and complains about the cost of a petcock. Rob one from one of the bikes you are not riding.

> Larry Picarello Wrote:

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> Treats offers one but it $39 + shipping!!

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Bad Cadillac™ /

> Rebel Moby Wrote:

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> No petcock is a good idea if you want to come outside to your bike and

> find a tank full of fuel under the bike.

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This is true if you have a carb issue.

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Do you not have a petcock? or is your petcock bad. If you're being super stingy with a f'd up petcock, i've had luck in the past rebuilding them as an open-circuit - essentially removing the meat of the selector rubber (which is usually the cracked and broken piece) and replacing it with a proper sized cheap o-ring from a hardware store or whatever. Then you have essentially a bung.

Alternately I've fit all sorts of dumb things in there. if it's male threads from the tank, hose clamp a big soft rubber hose on there and get a cheap ass plastic reducer barb to get it to 1/16". If it's a female, see if you can squish some hose up in there enough to stick without leaking.

Another option is to use a plastic fitting bungs, like SAE or NPT or whatever, get something close but doesnt need to be the right metric size. Then just crossthread the shit out of it. it'll probably seal up enough to work and it won't wreck the threads.

But whatever you do, don't do anything that'd damage the threads - in case you ever wise up and want to skip an extra-value meal and buy a proper petcock with that money instead.

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> Rebel Moby Wrote:

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> Multiple mopeds listed on profile including 3 Laser 50 junk 4 strokes

> and complains about the cost of a petcock. Rob one from one of the

> bikes you are not riding.

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> > Larry Picarello Wrote:

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> > Treats offers one but it $39 + shipping!!

I don't think you're correct on the Laser bikes. They are 1977, NOT late models. And 39 bucks for a petcock? I wouldn't pay half that Larry.

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