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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Britmick, May 4, 2007.
So, where did you pick this up?
Filter & that shutoff valve... can you post a photo of your setup? There is not a lot of room there to mount both of those.
I got both the fuel filter and shut off valve on ebay... total cost with shipping was $10 or less. I really like being able to cut the fuel without having to give up the vacuum operate petcock for when i drop the bike in the woods. Not to mention you can do this modification in 5 mins without any tools other than a pocket knife. Heres what mine looks like: had some blue gas line laying around that i cut up. The 90 degree shut off valve is a must, the only way to get it to fit without a loop in the line.
Lmfao! "Shot the lock"
Wooooo that's too funnay at 4 am!
Pretty interesting set up. Thanks for the pic, I didn't realize it was a 90 degree shut off valve. Makes sense.
You can also find shutoffs in the lawn and garden section at Home Depot and Lowes. Usually comes with about 10" of fuel line.
also Advance Auto Parts....................
I not 100% sure but think I remember reading where someone had their stock petcock leaked through the vacuum line from the stock petcock which filled the cylinder with fuel. The leaking petcock's fuel did go through the carb but through the vacuum line to the cylinder.
So an in-line shut off would not help in this example. I believe that this is rare buts has happen before.
I will probably pick up a spare over the winter then
Well we could call you crazy if you want us too
But although I try to remember to turn mine of after riding, us old farts sometimes forget
So it can be an issue even if you think you are conscientious about that little old gas tap
Not remembering to shut the petcock off is just like forgetting your wife's birthday. Think of it that way... They both can cost you a lot of money. Treat this issue just like you did 2 stroke fuel taps in the 60/70s. If you make it a habit just like taking out the key it helps. I do the same thing when I start up the bike....habitturn it back ON. If you have a furnace in your garage you do not want gas on the floor under your bike. Friend of mine lost his garage ,tools, and 5 vintage Bultacos making that mistake one time:eek1.
Ah but in the 60/70s I had a memory that worked :eek1
So maybe a sticker on the gas tank for us old farts EH!
Jeebus! You remember the 70's? :huh
Are you kidding I remember the 50's
some memories are better then others but it is odd that the '50s seem more real then the '80's.
Guess I should post up and introduce my newest ride here....
Via ADVrider and the wonderful fleamarket thread I found a perfect way to upgrade my Trifecta
I found an inmate looking to get rid of his DRZ 400 and get a KLX250 at the same time I was looking to go from my KLX250 to a DRZ 400....
So we worked out the details to meet up in South Carolina for the swap
Rolled out the driveway and headed south around 5am
Met up with Paul in Greenville, SC just after lunch and swapped out
It was a long day of driving...but worth it
(driveway pictures were from the next day...we made it home just in time to not turn into a pumpkin. 870 miles in about 18 hours )
Now for a bit more fun in the dirt....the KLX was a good bike, but I need something a bit more off-road savvy
The '50s were more real then the'80s.
congrats on the new bike EOD3MC, looks great, and looks to have some great upgrades on it.
this may be a stupid question, but EOD3MC.... hows that sport bike style swing arm stand rigged up to the DRZ? I've never seen that on an enduro before. Are there spindles threaded into the swing-arm? I have an old set of stands for my GSXR collecting dust since i sold the bike, it would be nice to rig them up to the DRZ for when i do work.