Petcock lever

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Petcock lever

Postby westie250 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:06 pm

Well, I do believe I've encountered the first part that I honestly don't think I'll be able to find. My bike didn't come with a petcock lever (among other things). I'm about to order an eBay CBR250 petcock to replace my trashed original, and I know that can fit the stock lever. However, the stock lever isn't available on any parts website anywhere, and I sincerely doubt I'll find one on eBay. Anyone know of any other Honda levers that will fit through the frame and fairing that will work with no to moderate modification?

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Re: Petcock lever

Postby Bronco638 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:47 am

When you say "lever", I'm thinking of the cast piece of metal that is used to select the 'mode'' (On/Off/Res) of the petcock. You're right, that particular piece is not available unless you find someone selling petcock parts. I'm wondering if John has one in his collection of VTR spares.

That said, the more I read your post, the more it sounds as if you're looking for the entire petcock assembly (which mounts to the tank), yes? If so, there a couple of threads that discuss Chinese knock-off petcocks. I bought one and it worked fine, others have had some issues. For a while there, I thought about using one off of a Hurricane (F3?) but ultimately never tried it.

So, it sounds like we need some clarification. Most likely you'll end up on eBay selecting the "buy it now" option on one of those Chinese units. I think mine was $30, shipped. Do a search for petcock threads. You'll find all the info you need.
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Re: Petcock lever

Postby westie250 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:57 am

Yes, I did just order one of the Chinese petcocks last night, so that guy is on its way to replace the very ruined one that I currently have. I am indeed looking for the lever (or knob, or whatever else one would call it) to select the fuel setting. I agree that the CBR lever looks like it could work, but I haven't yet done too much research on it.
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Re: Petcock lever

Postby John Hilmer » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:57 am

The problem is the reach of the stem that goes through the tank and frame.

I have the ability to make a stem that will work with the more common versions that do not have that stem.

I doubt that I have a spare because I had to make this modification to get one bike set up properly.

I may have enough parts to make another, but I'll have to look for these bits.

Let me know if you want me to search for the parts.

I would probably have to ask for about $40.00 to do this for you. If I still have the common knob I recall paying $20.00 for it so I'm not making much if anything considering the machine work required.

Hopefully you can source a factory part from e-bay or some such place.

I checked with CMSNL and they do not have one available over there in Holland.

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Re: Petcock lever

Postby Bronco638 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:18 am

Ah, OK, you're looking for the plastic extension knob, for the selector, that goes thru the frame. I misunderstood. Never mind. :oops:
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Re: Petcock lever

Postby westie250 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:06 am

John, I'll think about it and let you know. There's a motorcycle part shop around here that mysteriously has everything, so I may get lucky.
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Re: Petcock lever

Postby John Hilmer » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:41 am

I wish you the best of luck.

Let us know if you do grab one.

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Re: Petcock lever

Postby Barbie & Skipper » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:12 pm

I found a nice functional alternative:

EMKA square keys: 7mm 1004-01, 8mm 1004-02

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