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changing petcock from vac to pingle. 7 years 3 weeks ago #358218

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can I change from vac to pingle?and what do I do with the vac line that comes from the carb to the petcock?oh this is on my 1978 kz 650b
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changing petcock from vac to pingle. 7 years 3 weeks ago #358224

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Yes, but you might need the adapter plate that Z1 sells as well. Plug the vac line.

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changing petcock from vac to pingle. 7 years 3 weeks ago #358225

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Plug the vac on carb.
Turn on gas n' go.
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Call jeff at Z1, he'll tell ya what you need.

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changing petcock from vac to pingle. 7 years 3 weeks ago #358233

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Z1 sells a Suzuki replacement petcock that's a direct bolt up for the kz650 tank. You need to measure the bolt spacing because there are 2 different petcocks available with different spacing, one of them is an exact fit. You'll need to take the back cover off the new petcock and rotate it 90 degrees for the outlets to face the right way, but that's it. IIRC the petcock in question is right around $75 or so, cheaper than the Pingel once you work out the adapter plate and all...

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changing petcock from vac to pingle. 7 years 3 weeks ago #358247

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sweet,thanks to all!

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changing petcock from vac to pingle. 7 years 3 weeks ago #358732

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worked perfectly!adapter plate and petcock right around 60$,just a little filing on the tank and went right on no leaks ,great fit! thanks Z1!

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changing petcock from vac to pingle. 7 years 3 weeks ago #358736

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I guess I should have put out the money for a pingle. I bought a cheaper version at Z1E for my Z1 and I cant ride the bike because it is an environmental disaster. Put fuel in go for a ride and the next morning the tank is slap ass empty. I thought they corrected this with viton o-rings to help with the ethanol gas these days, now I have to go on the hunt to rebuild a brand new petcock. After all the items I have purchased from Z1E this is the only problem item I have encountered. Any sources for o-rings that will hold up to the corn liqueur from the gas pumps

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changing petcock from vac to pingle. 6 years 8 months ago #388003

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Kow, which adapter plate did you need for your 78? Also did you find a cap for your vacuum nipple on the carb?

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changing petcock from vac to pingle. 6 years 8 months ago #388007

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call rob @ z-E tell him what happened and they will send you a new three hole diaphram rubber...mine was leeking and they sent me new diaphram and sure enough mine had a small tear...2 yrs later and no problems ...i turn it on and off all the time too.....


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I guess I should have put out the money for a pingle. I bought a cheaper version at Z1E for my Z1 and I cant ride the bike because it is an environmental disaster. Put fuel in go for a ride and the next morning the tank is slap ass empty. I thought they corrected this with viton o-rings to help with the ethanol gas these days, now I have to go on the hunt to rebuild a brand new petcock. After all the items I have purchased from Z1E this is the only problem item I have encountered. Any sources for o-rings that will hold up to the corn liqueur from the gas pumps

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