I am new to the forums and was hoping I could find some help. I just recently purchased a '79 KZ650B. I rode it a bit, but once parked, leaks fuel. I pulled the petcock and in the "on" position was leaking fuel as if the bike was on. I purchased a rebuild kit and very carefully rebuilt it, which worked for about a day.
Now it is leaking again. I want to switch over to a manual petcock (or even a vacuum petcock that actually works), but CANNOT seem to find one online anywhere that will fit. It looks like the bolt holes are 44mm across, but I cannot find a reliable source for a petcock.
Has anyone encountered this issue? I really want to get back to riding.
Here's one that you might be able to use. custom made in the USA. Be sure to check his other items, as he has various fuel valves.
If the mounting plate is the wrong size, the guy might have what you need or maybe he could make one real quick for you.
That one was used on the KZ1000P police bikes & should be readily available.
I believe the 51023-1375 part number supersedes the earlier 51023-1039 fuel tap found on some of the KZ models.
From Partzilla >> 2005 KZ1000-P24 Police >> FUEL TANK (P21/P22/P24) >> TAP-ASSY,FUEL 51023-1375
Manual fuel valve. Here's another one. CUSTOM NEW AFTERMARKET MANUAL FUEL VALVE
In regards to the 650-CSR mentioned in his description, it won't fit the 81 KZ650-H1 model as the bolt hole spacing on those is 34mm.