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Author Topic: Fuel Tap Petcock Replacement  (Read 164 times)

NJ Riff Raff

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Fuel Tap Petcock Replacement
« on: November 09, 2013, 06:34:52 PM »
I need to replace my petcock and I'd rather not get the OEM part as it's built pretty poorly in my opinion. Mine always leaked, the plastic bowl on the bottom would fall out and now has fallen out for good and won't stay. I have a 2008 Final Edition Iron Barrel 500 Bullet and I found this petcock

http://tinyurl.com/m3jwstv

that says it fits 2002 Bullets. Is there a reason it's saying 2002 Bullets and no other recent years?
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Re: Fuel Tap Petcock Replacement
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2013, 07:03:30 PM »
You have to look under the tank and see which type of petcock mounting system you have. Some have a screw-on like that one in the picture, and the later ones seem to have a flange type that has two screws that hold it on to the tank.

So, if you look under there and see what kind you have, you'll know what you need to get.
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Re: Fuel Tap Petcock Replacement
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 07:25:51 PM »
My gas tank has the nipple extending down with threads so I require the female type fuel tap which seems to be very hard to find other than the OEM one. I'd love to know what the thread size is on the nipple but don't have a way to gage it. I tired a couple of nuts but none would screw on. I guess it would be possible to cut this nipple of and tap the inside to have more replacement fuel tap options.

However I ended up fixing my fuel tap by taking a nut with a flange on it and the top of a carriage bolt and using JB Weld to make a new bottom where the broken leaky plastic bowl was. I know that does away with the filter that was inside the plastic bowl so I'm running an inline filter in the fuel line itself. I'll attach a picture. Working like a charm!
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