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Scooped up a 2009 V Star 250 #4813545
07/13/18 09:38 PM
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Less than 5K miles on it - belonged to a doctor.
Anyone have experience with putting an old school fuel petcock on one of these in place of the vacuum operated fuel pump & gas cock?
The bike has been sitting for a long time and needs the fuel system/carb etc cleaned & flushed.

Another unit for my stash of T4 15W-40 cool


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Re: Scooped up a 2009 V Star 250 [Re: Papa Bear] #4813556
07/13/18 09:54 PM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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Oh man I remember how fiddly vacuum operated petcocks were on my old GS500.

I seem to recall the trick is to buy a similar sized petcock from an old school bike (like a Honda dirt bike) and figure out how to mount it up. You might have to scour the "new old stock" listings on eBay to find something of decent quality. Cheapo Chinese and modern petcocks don't seem to be built as well.

Just remember to shut it off after each ride unless you want to flood your carb bowls!

Re: Scooped up a 2009 V Star 250 [Re: Papa Bear] #4813560
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My 650 Vstar has a regular peacock.


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Re: Scooped up a 2009 V Star 250 [Re: Papa Bear] #4813569
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Go to the specific forum for that motorcycle, and the folks will recommend what the (non-vacuum) common pet cock replacement is for that motorcycle.

For my Suzuki motorcycle, the common petcock replacement is from a Yamaha 660 grizzly.


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Re: Scooped up a 2009 V Star 250 [Re: Papa Bear] #4813580
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Nice thumbsup
Any pictures ?


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Re: Scooped up a 2009 V Star 250 [Re: Papa Bear] #4813585
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Had to look this up. A v-twin 250 4 stroke? For the wife?


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Re: Scooped up a 2009 V Star 250 [Re: AZjeff] #4813613
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Originally Posted By: AZjeff
A v-twin 250 4 stroke?


That caught my attention. A 250cc is usually a single cylinder. Pretty interesting that they made it a two cylinder. Those must be tiny little pistons.


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Re: Scooped up a 2009 V Star 250 [Re: Papa Bear] #4813626
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Pingel has a valve for V Stars, I don't know if the 250 uses the same valve as the bigger bikes. http://www.pingelonline.com/pc_product_detail.asp?key=73AF22205A5F44B6AC66A244BD6155A9

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Re: Scooped up a 2009 V Star 250 [Re: Papa Bear] #4813633
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they are pretty cool little bikes


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Re: Scooped up a 2009 V Star 250 [Re: bubbatime] #4813641
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Originally Posted By: bubbatime
Originally Posted By: AZjeff
A v-twin 250 4 stroke?


That caught my attention. A 250cc is usually a single cylinder. Pretty interesting that they made it a two cylinder. Those must be tiny little pistons.


125cc each. Not all that uncommon laugh

Whatever petcock will bolt in. Often it'll turn out to be a "Quad Runner" petcock that bolts right in smile


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Re: Scooped up a 2009 V Star 250 [Re: Papa Bear] #4813738
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Any bike acquisition is a good acquisition, congrats !! When you ride, you don't think of your problems or stress. It's therapeutic. I call it CCT for Cognitive Cylinder Therapy. crackmeup



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Re: Scooped up a 2009 V Star 250 [Re: AZjeff] #4813897
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Originally Posted By: AZjeff
Had to look this up. A v-twin 250 4 stroke? For the wife?



No, .... for the girlfriend wink2


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Re: Scooped up a 2009 V Star 250 [Re: bubbatime] #4813898
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Originally Posted By: bubbatime
Go to the specific forum for that motorcycle, and the folks will recommend what the (non-vacuum) common pet cock replacement is for that motorcycle.

For my Suzuki motorcycle, the common petcock replacement is from a Yamaha 660 grizzly.


I joined Virago Tech ... posted there this morning
I'm a member at SuzukiSavage as well.
Just hoping for a little (positive) input here


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Re: Scooped up a 2009 V Star 250 [Re: Bud_One] #4813901
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Originally Posted By: Bud_One
Nice thumbsup
Any pictures ?


From the local sales ad -



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Re: Scooped up a 2009 V Star 250 [Re: bubbatime] #4813905
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Originally Posted By: bubbatime
Those must be tiny little pistons.


The wheelbase is longer than your 2012 (and my 2011) S40


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