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post #11 of 17 Old 10-07-2019, 07:12 AM
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Was that not on the petcock itself? Those are some sort of goofy friction fit and they are prone to popping off and creating an inopportune moment.

Truth be told, I think that petcock fitting is the real reason KHI put a vacuum-operated petcock on the KLR...

Wink, wink, nudge-nudge, LOL, that was a joke.

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post #12 of 17 Old 10-07-2019, 07:54 AM
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...On Gen 2 08 - 18 carbs, Neither the float bowl vent nipple nor the fuel inlet nipple are ever intended to be removed or replaced.
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To answer your question, the fuel inlet on your particular carburetor does not swivel, assuming your '08 KLR has an '08 or later carburetor....

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This is not correct. There have been some changes to the fuel inlet nipple and the vent nipple (especially the inside configuration of the vent nipple), but the change on the KLR650 CVK40 to the 'non-removable' nipples (they are, of course, removable and replaceable using the parts the Harley guys have made) did not happen until the 2010 model year. The OP's 2008 should have the easily removable nipples that do swivel.

The 'new style' nipples were really odd in that they were not new in 2010. They had been used on the Vulcan carbs 20 years ago. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Oops, sorry for the bad information. I have a 2012 KLR with a non-swiveling fuel inlet, so I mistakenly assumed all Gen IIs did not swivel.

Here's a pic of a replacement fuel inlet for the non-swivelers. As you can see, it's solid brass and is merely pressed into position after removing the brass stub.

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Was that not on the petcock itself? Those are some sort of goofy friction fit and they are prone to popping off and creating an inopportune moment.

Truth be told, I think that petcock fitting is the real reason KHI put a vacuum-operated petcock on the KLR...

Wink, wink, nudge-nudge, LOL, that was a joke.
I got it, good one.

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post #14 of 17 Old 10-07-2019, 09:47 AM
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I have nothing to add except I keep a pair of these in stock just in case: https://eaglemike.com/fuel-elbow-for...ings-fielb.htm

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I have nothing to add except I keep a pair of these in stock just in case: https://eaglemike.com/fuel-elbow-for...ings-fielb.htm

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Great information!

So, it appears that "swivel" and "non-swivel" fuel inlets are replaceable!

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Jason,
I did say, not "ever intended to be removed or replaced". I did not say couldn't.
Was hoping that he wouldn't need to go there.

Tom,
Yeah I missed the rigid mount, "permanent" nipple date by a few of years. But the mention of screwed on steel bracket should be a sufficient clue.

I was hoping to not need to find "outdoort's" HD brass replacement thread for the newer carbs.

I may have previously reported to Damocles that the HD brass nipple is too large of OD to fit the Bayou 300 atv carb. (maybe this was the loose one?)
The last customer which broke one of those, I still had to solder a shortened brass elbow to the remaining brass stub.

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Was that not on the petcock itself? Those are some sort of goofy friction fit and they are prone to popping off and creating an inopportune moment.
Quite possibly so!

Or, as pdwestman suggests, perhaps on the KLF300 Bayou 4X4!

My memory isn't as . . .


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