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Old 11-21-2015, 05:18 PM
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PETCOCK tool that works...

Hi. This is in reference to a thread that I read that's stuck in my head... (sorry, just watched 'The Lorax')

Anyway, someone had wrote that they would love a T-handle fuel shutoff tool... I knew I had one, but where? Found it... pics attached...

Here's a potential purchase link... Log Lighters-Gas Valves : Blue Flame Universal Key

And another that's 12" long (I wouldn't buy from here... $13 + $10 shipping, how can shipping cost that much...) But the idea of being able to shut the fuel off without lifting the tank... hummmm... 12" Universal Gas Key - Chrome | WoodlandDirect.com: Log Sets - Gas, Dante Products

My last search was just for "gas key". Also, there are at least 2 sizes I am seeing, 1/4" & 5/16". Mine is the 5/16" and it fits... I have not measured the petcock.

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Old 11-22-2015, 03:59 AM
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Another way is to screw on into the existing hole the black plastic tap from a Varadero petcock...



XL1000 V XL1000V Carb Varadero 1998 98 Fuel Taps Tap Petrol Switch Pitcock | eBay
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:40 PM
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The petcock itself is 8mm (~.315") I'm surprised the 5/16" (.3125") fits should be JUST too small

Hmm may have to put a switch on like Wicky has, 3D printer project haha
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:25 PM
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I'll be pulling my tank as part of this winter's TBC list now that we have icy spots with salt between for road surfaces and will have to verify but I swear I us a 1/4" drive 10mm Metrinch (flat versus corner bearing + fits metric & inch) socket on a 1/4"-drive wobble extension driven by a thumb ratchet to operate the petcock (love that term for a fuel valve). Unless it was the 8mm Metrinch socket?




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The petcock itself is 8mm (~.315") I'm surprised the 5/16" (.3125") fits should be JUST too small

Hmm may have to put a switch on like Wicky has, 3D printer project haha
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:14 PM
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I was downstairs yesterday taking the tank off, promise on my '98 it was an 8mm
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:17 PM
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My 98 is 8mm on the shut off. A 10 mm is like tossing a hotdog down a hallway on the ****.
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