petcock

So I removed the petcock and it looked a bit cruddy. I cleaned it out with carb cleaner but when I try to blow through it only a very small volume of air goes through. If I tried to quantify I would say about the same you could blow through one side of a coffee stirrer.

More details: when I turn it to off then no air passes through, when I turn it the other way no air passes through.

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Can the petcock be eliminated? Not sure what the advantage is to having one in the first place.

Ken

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The petcock is required. Otherwise all ur gas will overflow out of the carb in a few hours.

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Do not eliminate it.

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> Ken Filchak Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> Can the petcock be eliminated? Not sure what the advantage is to having

> one in the first place.

>

> Ken

Why is there a tap on a keg ?

Maybe you leave the water running in your home .

Should there be a shut off at gas station pumps ?

Think .

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crud settles inside the petcock, u can take apart and clean (wire or drill bit) but most likely you'll spend your time better by buying a new one and focusing on getting the bike running. they normally have a filter(important), on/off/and reserve location.

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M10x1,00 thread for the petcock. The rubber i them do not like carb cleaner at all. Order a replacement from your fave oped supplier.

If you eliminate the petcock you will be greeted with a tank full of fuel on the ground one day.

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Plus you can't run the carb dry for storage.

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Does anyone ever eliminate the petcock at the bottom of the tank and just go with an inline shut off? I know that will mess up your "reserve tank", but it would work in a pinch.

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