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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-20-2015, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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My cap on my vacuum on the front cylinder where I did the Tw200 petcock came off somewhere down the line. This past week I figured that out. It stopped the ticking I thought was in the cam tensioner.

I had an idea about the cap as it was only a bolt shoved into a hose to cap it off. I got a dowel almost the same size as the tube and made the tube long enough that I could put a piece of dowel down in the tube and then seal it with hot glue. Worked like a champ. The ticking is gone and now my bike is running a whole lot better.
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I used a car vacuum cap to cap off the fitting on the rear carb, left when I removed all the emissions crap. But it rotted in a fairly short time. I replaced it with a vacuum hose with a screw in the end, and stuck it up under the tank. I have no idea why the cap rotted and the hose doesn't. So what is it with the TW200 petcock? The TW200 is a single cylinder engine. Do you just put a T inline to connect it to the Vulcan carbs? Is it a direct fit on the Vulcan tank? If it is not too difficult, I might go that route when my vacuum petcock starts leaking again.

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The TW200

It is a direct fit to the tank. and use a T fitting to split the line. It is a piece of cake. If you do it buy a Yahama part not the cheapest one you can find. I bought one at the Yahama shop and it was still under $25.00.

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just remember if you do it, to spend the extra few bucks, and get the genuine article.. many of the cheap china knockoffs are worse than nothing

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Agreed. When I checked a month ago, the genuine oem unit could be sourced online for less than $20 from reputable dealers. No reason to risk a knock off.
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As far as fuel flow through a single cylinder petcock, take a 1/4 piece of tubing and funnel and pour water through it and see how much flows. You should get plenty of fuel.

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