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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Pingel Fuel Valve (Petcock)

Who's using one? what do you think? what p/n did you purchase?

My petcock is leaking again and I refuse to rebuild it.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Slim, that is the exact one I was looking at (3211-D-AH) but I am having a problem spending $108.55 plus $30.60 for the adapter plate. There's got to be a more economical solution.

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no need for the adapter plate... unless you don't have any fabrication skills.

Materials needed 1/8" X 1" by 3" piece of aluminum

tools needed: Jigsaw with metal blade (hacksaw will work too), File, Drill, drill bits, and a tap for the fuel petcock hole.

take the old fuel petcock base to use for a pattern. (trace out onto cardboard, manila envelope, or suck other stiff paper) transfer the pattern to the piece of aluminum
drill the small holes for the screws, then drill the large hole for the petcock. Tap the petcock hole.. and presto you are done.. and should only cost about 10 bucks...
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ohh yea... forgot to mention the need for gasket material to go between the tank and the plate
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Rather than build an adapter to mate a new petcock with your stock tank, I would highly recommend cutting the old mount out of the tank, welding in a patch, drilling the patch out for a 3/8 npt weld bung, and threading in a new Pingle dual outlet petcock.

It would be about 2.5 inches with a wire feed, cutting with something like a dremel, a permanent fix for a crappy stock setup.

The Pingle valves are worth the money.

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You can order a new one from Kawasaki for $96. 10 minute job max.

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