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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Petcock Problems

I need a rebuild kit for my petcock but cant find the right one any help would be great thank you , anything i should know before tackling this task ?
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Have you tried looking up what you need on cheapcycleparts.com, bikebandit.com, etc? Have a local Kawasaki dealer? They might have it for just as cheap once shipping is added.

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Have you tried looking up what you need on cheapcycleparts.com, bikebandit.com, etc? Have a local Kawasaki dealer? They might have it for just as cheap once shipping is added.
That's exactly where I would begin my searching. I believe all you need is the rubber diaphragm and maybe an o-ring or two. Try searching with the search button that is between "shop" and "Quick Links". It will search threads on here and you might find what you're going to need to do the job.

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I've been able to find rebuild kits on eBay. I have one in my garage at home - when I get in this evening, I'll see who manufactured it and post a response.

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Rebuild kit.

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Hey, I did the rebuild job and it is a good thing I did. I learned something.
First my valve was leaking, the reason for the rebuild. Then the other night on the way home the bike started to sputter and then died. I had almost a full tank of gas I could not figure why it would stop so sudden. I hauled the bike home and let it set over night. While I was laying in bed I remembered the vacuum valve in the petcock assembly. Sure enough the vacuum hose came loose and shut the flow of gas off. If I hadn't known about the valve I could have paid someone $80 to say ha, ha dummy. Some times we can step in it and still come out smelling like a rose.
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I rebuilt mine yesterday and what a pain in the arse ! Put it together and it leaked did it again it leaked did it again didn't leak gas but wouldn't hold vacuum did it again and GOT IT YES! problem was there are little guide tits on the plastic piece that goes between the diaphragm they were crushed and cousing a leak so i cut them off with a razor blade and bam all fixed Thought id let you know how it went
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