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post #1 of 6 Old 10-25-2012, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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stock petcock blockoff plate

I want to get rid of the Vacuum line to the petcock and block off the original petcock. I need advice on where to buy a kit to do this. Any suggestions would be appreciated?
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-25-2012, 09:54 PM
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just buy a Yamaha Raptor 660 petcock and swap it out. You'll have a real petcock and not have to mess with making a blocking plate. Search for 'vatrader petcock mod'. T

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many thanks for the advice
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Eagle Mike has them on his website. Google Eagle Mike. They run $25 each. Mike ships very quickly and he specializes in KLR650s.

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I just replaced the vacuum petcock on my 2002 with a free flow and it is great. That vacuum petcock can (and will eventually) cause you problems that can be hard to diagnose and/or distinguish from choke or carb issues.

Because of my bad vacuum petcock, I replaced the thumb choke with the choke eliminator that screws directly into the carb. As it turned out the choke wasnt the problem but what a great farkle when you need to work on your carb and you DONT have to fool with that plastic choke cable connector!!!! I can now rotate my carb 90 degrees in either direction with the choke eliminator installed.
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I would make your own, it's just a flat piece of steel with 4 holes drilled into it with a gasket....damn! There was a guy on the other site who was making them for $8.....that was worth the price of admission $25 I not so sure.....damn!
Also for that price you must be getting close to a new free flowing version aren't you?

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