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Discussion in 'Australia' started by davorallyfan, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Um, its been called a petcock since i had my first yamaha in australia 1983, maybe NSW was just slow to catch on :D
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  2. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Queenslanders, still learning the lingo!
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    0405canvet Long timer Supporter

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    Canadianism?? Petcock... married??
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  4. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Sorry for the nube questions :linzi

    One more, will nitrogen in my tyres make the DR lighter :lol3
  5. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Try helium.
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  6. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Come around and I'll do them for a slab. I've got a handy source of nitrogen...……......……...… :evil



    (...By volume, dry air contains 78.09% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.04% carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases.)
  7. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    But how heavy is it, density?
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    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    About 0.0012506 grams/cubic cm depending on the day :wink:
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  9. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    If I don’t connect the vacuum hose to the tank but run it up to my mouth and blow will it act like a pumper carb ?

    Asking for a friend
  10. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Two points -
    1. Less hose required to access your PCV (Posterior clacker valve) for an unlimited supply of methane that has an octane rating of approx. 130. Some engine and garment mods may be required :evil

    2. Change friends :D
  11. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Might work better if you stick it up your other end :D
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  12. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    I could run the hose along the fender :ksteve
  13. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    How about tap a venturi bung into the exhaust for suction?
  14. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Uh, It's an English expression; pre-WW2 Brit-bikes had fuel petcocks, but they are older than that, elsewhere: "a small valve positioned in the pipe of a steam boiler or cylinder of a steam engine for drainage or testing," and came into common usage early in the 20th century.
  15. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Live on the edge. Try hydrogen....
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  16. kezzajohnson

    kezzajohnson kezza

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    Yamaha Raptor fuel tap works or it's cheap chinese imitation which also worked well for me on the stock tank with no carby vaccum.
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  17. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Okay - so how the F*&%$ do you fit the rubber trumpet onto the back of the BST carby? I've tried grease and then later, hot water to soften the thing and not a damn can I get the bloody thing back on.
    Or are these two parts intended to mate for life, starting long before the motor meets the frame for the first time?
    #hateSuzukidesigners
  18. leighwgold

    leighwgold Ph.D. of B.S. Supporter

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    @Precis Apparently Suzuki build the whole bike around those two components, carby and boot are assembled, then they hang everything else off them!
    At home I use a length of S/S welding rod with about 12mm bent 90 degrees. Make sure the end of the wire is smooth and then I just work it around the lip.
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  19. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I push the carby in, then back, easy!
  20. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    no wrenching ?