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Offline So Cal Joe

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Petcock?
« 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
https://fresno.craigslist.org/mcy/d/clovis-1998-kawasaki-concours-10/6838485068.html

This is another one I just found
https://monterey.craigslist.org/mcy/d/pacific-grove-2001-kawasaki-concours/6837795086.html

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Offline Mettler1

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Re: Petcock?
« Reply #1 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:
'94 Concours 112,000 miles-- 7th gear,2MM,KB fork brace,Over flowtubes,Stick coils,Tcro shifter,GPS,Torque cams,SPOOKFAK,block off plates, SS brake & clutch lines,KB risers, FENDA EXTENDA, emulators,etc

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Re: Petcock?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2019, 09:43:17 am »
Thank you for the reply, I appreciate it

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Re: Petcock?
« Reply #3 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?
https://fresno.craigslist.org/mcy/d/clovis-kawasaki-concours-10/6943374542.html

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Offline connie_rider

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Re: Petcock?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2019, 01:14:41 pm »
Test ride it,, and ride the snot out of it.. :thumbs:

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Petcock?
« Reply #5 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
If you still have fuel in the tank, you are not lost yet
Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle

Offline MarkZ28

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Re: Petcock?
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2020, 05:10:36 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?



I got a shut off valve but havent installed it, doing a carb rebuild and more. The petcock for a yamaha Raptor 660 is a direct bolt in petcock thats manually turned off. You will have to remember to turn it off or it wont do any good if the needle/seat leaks. We have a Suzuki Eiger 400 that has the same leaky vacuum petcock, same Raptor petcock is a direct bolt in for that also.

Offline connie_rider

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Re: Petcock?
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2020, 10:39:36 am »
Can you confirm your statement about the Raptor petcock?

I bought a valve to try on my C-10 last year.
   Was told here what to buy. I think it came off a Raptor.
      Wouldn't fit the Connie.
      I also called the guy that sells various petcocks and he said he had none {from another machine} that would fit a C-10.

NOTE: Looking on Ebay, the distance between holes on the Raptor is 34 mm and 44 mm on the Connie.
          I don't have a way to do a measurement, but that 10 mm difference is what I recall on my try..

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Offline MarkZ28

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Re: Petcock?
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2020, 07:18:05 pm »
Dang, from looking on ebay the ones listed for the concours were also 34 mm, like the Eiger and Raptor. I have a manual shutoff valve I was going to use on the C10, I know if fits the Eiger though.

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Re: Petcock?
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2020, 07:21:32 pm »
Just checked the petcocks, it is different, not sure if its 10 mm but definately not the same, so svratch that idea. I may have to get murphs manual petcock kit.