Aftermarket Fuel Petcock

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Aftermarket Fuel Petcock

Post by burnt_toast » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:14 pm

Just curious, has anyone tried an aftermarket ebay fuel petcock? like this one:
http://r.ebay.com/Yjc0Ej

Seems like good deal, but wonder how quality compares to OEM. lots less money tho, thoughts yall?
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Re: Aftermarket Fuel Petcock

Post by Meatball » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:02 pm

Im assuming they would function as described since theres really not much to a petcock valve. Basically a spring and a rubber disk inside. The bigger issue is fitment! This Ebay auction claims a long list of bikes it will fit on but (as we know) these bikes have different threads on their respective fuel tanks. A petcock that fits an SA50 will NOT fit a NQ50..etc etc..

I bought one of these "cheap" petcocks from Ebay last Summer for a Spree. Auction claimed it fit NQ50 and many others. It was only $5 and arrived in 2 days. Unfortunately, the threads were too coarse to fit the Spree. I nearly cross-threaded my Spree gas tank before I realized it was wrong....luckily I didnt or the $5 petcock wouldve cost me much more.

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Re: Aftermarket Fuel Petcock

Post by ansneds » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:51 pm

I bought one similar to that last summer for an SB50 project and it worked flawlessly.
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Re: Aftermarket Fuel Petcock

Post by mousewheels » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:22 pm

burnt_toast wrote:Seems like good deal, but wonder how quality compares to OEM. lots less money tho, thoughts yall?
Guys were running aftermarket petcocks back when I was on the board, no problems. The fuel strainer in the aftermarket I bought not have a super fine mesh like the OEM. So I cleaned and kept the OEM strainer.

Biggest issue I recall was a fit problem. Aero 50's and Sprees required 2 different thread sizes, as Honda made a change between 85-86 model year.

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Re: Aftermarket Fuel Petcock

Post by Wheelman-111 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:02 pm

Greetings:

I'm pretty sure Honda made the change to Spree and Aero thread sizes between '85 and '86.

One aftermarket (Cheap!) petcock I purchased was bad out of the box. Another worked. YMMV.
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