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DRZ-400 Petcock Alternative: Yamaha Raptor Petcock w/ Pingel Inline Vacuum Valve

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Hi guys! I own a DRZ400s and have a question about taking a different approach to the standard leaky petcock Fix.

So, I just ordered the fix a lot of people recommended on here for the leaky stock petcock: The Petcock off of a Yamaha Raptor. 

I did this after looking for other vacuum petcocks and not finding good alternatives. However, I found a part made by Pingel, and was wondering if it would work in conjunction with the Yamaha Raptor petcock, in order to give me the perks of the Suzuki Vacuum Petcock, without it's shoddy craftsmanship and limited life. 

Could one of you guys help me out, and tell me if this would work? Do I just place the Pingel Inline Vacuum Valve on the fuel line between the Raptor Petcock and the Carb? Or does the Pingel Valve work as a petcock all on it's own? 

Thanks guys. Besides hitting the dirt often, I am trying to use my DRZ to zip around Los Angeles and make deliveries with postmates/grubhub/etc, so I would not like have to shut off the manual petcock every time I hop on/off the bike. 

Thanks again guys!

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41 minutes ago, seekthedeep said:

Sorry, this is the Pingel inline vacuum valve I was referring to above:

http://www.pingelonline.com/pc_product_detail.asp?key=3CCC32F0434D41F0B6C89EC32D85EB11

or by SKU on their website: 9050-AV

Sure that would work, but you have the same issue as a vacuum pet cock.. eventually the rubber diaphragm will leak.
Honestly if you want a vacuum petcock, Id install an OEM one and keep a rebuild kit on shelf . No way Id have two failure points...manual petcock and that Pingel vacuum valve 

I have and use Pingel manual petcocks on my personal DRZ and have sine about 2004...5a4eb676a0acb_4111-AH61AV_l1.jpg.78a174bb4d1aa680ee1fafc3bb8cf66a.jpg

its had the lever bent, been left with pump gas and race gas sitting forever, it it still works great 

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On 1/4/2018 at 2:43 PM, HeavyRotation said:


I love Pringles, but I can't shake the feeling they're totally comprised of recycled plastic and salt. Screenshot_20180104-144234.jpg

Lol! At least the preservatives give it a long expiration date. Unlike the Zuki Petcock 

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On 1/4/2018 at 2:59 PM, Erik Marquez said:

Sure that would work, but you have the same issue as a vacuum pet cock.. eventually the rubber diaphragm will leak.
Honestly if you want a vacuum petcock, Id install an OEM one and keep a rebuild kit on shelf . No way Id have two failure points...

That's what I was considering (rebuilding the OEM petcock). ... Only thing is I wouldn't want to be rebuilding it all the time (previous owner of the bike said he replaced like 3 of them over a period of 3000 miles), and also, I wouldn't want to let gas fill the carb if the OEM fails AND the carb's float needle happens to fail at the same time.

Does anyone know of any other aftermarket VACUUM petcocks that would last longer than the Zuki one? Or does Pingel make an all-in-one vacuum petcock? I saw a "make your own valve feature" on the pingel website, so I might give that a try... Thanks again!

 

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3000 miles on a rebuilt stock petcock???That's really hard to believe. I've had 3 Drzs over the years,one with over 40,000 mi with the stock vacuum p etcock and it still works great. I've had a K&L complete rebuild kit on hand for a very long time now just in case but continues to collect dust.Who knows,maybe it's because I always treat my fuel or mostly ride street.I also have a Pingel unit as well and it too is unused.

 

 

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44 minutes ago, bumtarder said:

3000 miles on a rebuilt stock petcock???That's really hard to believe. I've had 3 Drs over the years,one with over 40,000 mi with the stock vacuum p etcock and it still works great. I've had a K&L complete rebuild kit on hand for a very long time now just in case but continues to collect dust.Who knows,maybe it's because I always treat my fuel or mostly ride street.I also have a Pingel unit as well and it too is unused.

Hmmm that's true... The last owner used it for tight technical trails. He had 90/10 dirt/street wheels and even changed the gear ratios.

Since I plan on riding street mostly, and dirt only occasionally, a stock one would probably last me much longer. Thanks for sharing your experience riding street. Also, if the dr & drz use the same petcock, can you post the k&l rebuild kit you bought or part#?

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20 minutes ago, Diverdown said:

I like the E petcock, $70 & done. emoji106.png

I can buy two Genuine Yamaha 660 Raptor petcocks and a premium 6 pack for that kinda coin. :banana:

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I can buy two Genuine Yamaha 660 Raptor petcocks and a premium 6 pack for that kinda coin. :banana:

I actually did get a OEM Raptor petcock from the Yamaha dealer. When turned to reserve it would hit the seem on metal (stock) tank. Pissed off, took it back & just ordered the E...And settled for some cheap beer.
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