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post #1 of 5 Old 01-14-2011, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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KLR 250 fuel tap

Hi newbie here!
i am needing some info on the klr 250 fuel tap. i have put in 2 fuel tap repair kits with no luck, the tap is really just knackerd. not having much luck finding a new one, does anyone know what other fuel taps fit this bike? Thanks
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-14-2011, 01:10 PM
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Hey there, klr250. Good to have ya. Make yourself at home.

About that fuel tap...... just to make sure we are on the same page here, are we talking about the fuel supply valve at the bottom of the tank, leading to the carburetor? In some circles, that would be referred to as the "petcock". And if that be the item in question, I may have an option for you.

Throw it away.

Really. There is an option available to replace this component with. It is from the enemy camp, Yamaha.

http://www.ronayers.com/fiche/TypeID...NIA_MODEL_ONLY)

See part #11 / 23F-24500-11-00 / FUEL COCK ASSY / $11.12

This is a bolt on modification, requiring no special tools or skills.

Your current petcock / fuel cock assy / fuel tap has two lines leading from it....one to the carburetor, the other is a vacuum supply line, the vacuum line the smaller in diameter of the two. The vacuum supply line will need to be plugged with a bolt or cap of some sort. The bike will then be "gravity fed" fuel, as apposed to the factory "vacuum fed" set up. Less parts, less chance of vacuum failure, less chance of leakage and / or walking. Anyone who believes vacuum assist is an enhancement isn't old enough to recall vacuum powered windshield wipers on cars.

I claim little hands on experience with the KLR 250, however, we just had a new member sign on who is intimately familiar with the workings and idiosyncrasies of your bike. If he doesn't see this thread, try PM'ing member Damocles.

Again, welcome to the forum.

EDIT: I have discovered that our member klr250 is located in the London, England area. I cannot help with parts procurement there. The parts I suggested are from any Yamaha TW200. Hopefully, these parts would be available at a local dealership. Good luck on your search.

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Hey thanks yeah thats exactly what i was after! this is a great help!
you have just saved me $120, i was about to buy a complete tank from ebay!
thank you so much
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Actually, vatrader and "klr250" (the original poster), to the best of my knowledge and belief, the KLR250's have no vacuum-actuated petcocks--they're all gravity-feed.

So, if the Ron Ayers part fits, piece of cake! No vacuum port to plug, or any unique preparation required.

One issue worth consideration; I think the OEM petcock employs two mesh standpipe-style fuel filters, one for the ON position and one for the RESERVE position. If these are not adaptable to the replacement petcock, an in-line fuel filter might be a good idea.

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KLR250 OEM petcock:

(I'm too "green" to be allowed to post images yet; won't use the "workaround" technique I've seen used on another website; PM me if you want to see the "fiche.")

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Actually, vatrader and "klr250" (the original poster), to the best of my knowledge and belief, the KLR250's have no vacuum-actuated petcocks--they're all gravity-feed.

So, if the Ron Ayers part fits, piece of cake! No vacuum port to plug, or any unique preparation required.

One issue worth consideration; I think the OEM petcock employs two mesh standpipe-style fuel filters, one for the ON position and one for the RESERVE position. If these are not adaptable to the replacement petcock, an in-line fuel filter might be a good idea.

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I claim senility. I did install a TW200 petcock on a KLR 250 a few years ago, but obviously do not recall accurately how the carb was fed. The TW petcock also has two standpipes with mesh filters. So I'm sitting here thinking it might of been a Super Sherpa......but now can't honestly remember if the ATV I had originally ordered the petcock for was vacuum fed or not either....

Anyway, the bike puttered off into the sunset for a fraction of the cost of a Maw Kaw part.

So, if you will all excuse me, I heard the timer go off down in the Moderator Lounge, which means my dinner is ready....



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