Has anyone swapped out the vacuum assist petcock on their 360 for a standard one?
Has anyone swapped out the vacuum assist petcock on their 360 for a standard...
Ahh Mike Kristin you know all the fun :) Go for it, find an XS650 one or similar on ebay, it'd be easy enough to make up an adaptor plate if the new one is smaller.
I have a RD350 that is manual. I wonder if that will work for an XS.
Josh Bohman that's kinda my problem all the resources don't really talk about size patterns
As long as the new one is smaller length wise and about the same width then the adaptor plate is a bit of ally with 3 holes in - no welding required, easy fab with a cornflake packet template.
you can modify the vacuumassisted to a standart one, if you are able to understand german, read here, but use something that can resist the petrol to fill the gaps...:
the other option is, to make an adapter like this:
http://xs400.net/wb/media/faq_be itraege_bilder/Benzinhahn_Gerd/XS400_Benzinhahnada pter_Bild_1.jpg
The one I want to switch is on my dad's '81, but I bought a '78 with a good petcock, so may put mine on his. I think I might put a peanut on the '78 and hard tail it.
Mike Kristin, there may be something on the xs400.com forums. I know I've seen this issue addressed somewhere.
This is what I did with mine it's a xs400 with a Harley tank and a brass petcock.