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The C10, aka Kawasaki Concours - The Original => The Bike - C10 => Topic started by: So Cal Joe on April 11, 2019, 08:48:55 pm

Title: Petcock?
Post by: So Cal Joe on April 11, 2019, 08:48:55 pm
I posted a few weeks back that I was going to look at a 98 Concous with 18000 miles on it.  Well I haven't got  around to looking at it yet but plan on it tomorrow or Saturday. He is asking $2500 for it. I know that I should have the petcock replaced since it is the original. He says it is in good working order but I know from what I have learned here about hydrolock that it can be bad and cause problems.. I know the ideal thing to do is have the overflow tubes installed but I don't want to or I'm not  capable of taking the carbs off to have that done. So is a new petcock the way to go is there an aftermarket one that is better?
Here is a link to the ad

This is another one I just found
Title: Re: Petcock?
Post by: Mettler1 on April 12, 2019, 09:36:14 pm
   I like the 2001. new oem petcock and other goodies. Looks well taken care of and not that much more money. Low mileage too!!  My 1994 C10 has 120,000 miles and engine still runs great!! I take good care of it. :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Petcock?
Post by: So Cal Joe on April 13, 2019, 09:43:17 am
Thank you for the reply, I appreciate it
Title: Re: Petcock?
Post by: So Cal Joe on September 02, 2019, 10:24:23 am
Well I first posted this back in April since that time I had to put my bike looking on hold, wife has had some serious medical problems. Anyway,  one of the bikes I was looking at back then is still for sale and the price is now only $2000. OK so without taking the bike apart to check for hydrolock is there any other way I can check to see if that has happened to this bike?
Title: Re: Petcock?
Post by: connie_rider on September 02, 2019, 01:14:41 pm
Test ride it,, and ride the snot out of it.. :thumbs:

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Petcock?
Post by: Daytona_Mike on October 06, 2019, 08:27:15 am
Watch the videos and most definitely you will be able to remove and install your carbs yourself. It's a fact of life with carbs. Carbs need periodic servicing.  No getting around that.
If you are not able/ allowed to / not capable to do a bent valve test you should at the very least do a compression test. 
There are a lot of bike owners out there that are not even aware that they have a bent rod