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1995 SB6 fuel petcock
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Geauxvegan



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:12 pm    Post subject: 1995 SB6 fuel petcock Reply with quote

Finally got the SB6 I bought a few years ago running but the petcock is leaking. I am hoping to find a rebuild kit for it but I don't know what bike this one is from, assuming it's not an actual Bimota part. It is not a GSXR1100 petcock, at least not for any year model i could find. I tried the search function here and at Classic Bimota Parts but haven't found anything.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:08 pm    Post subject: SB6 Petcock Reply with quote

If it's the electric one that is on the 6R, I doubt you'll find a re-build kit, but all you need to do is to take it to pieces and replace the O ring seals and a fibre washer.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The SB6 has a vacuum fuel tap. You could try to or open it up and see if its an o ring that's gone or try a Pingle to replace it
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My issue was the vacuum diaphragm was cracked. Someone on a US club racing forum pointed me to npr-carbs.co.uk , very clunky website but they have this: http://www.nrp-carbs.co.uk/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=4228
I ordered one, waiting on it to come across the pond.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update for internet time travelers with SB6 petcock issues: The rebuild kit from npr-carbs.co.uk arrived in about 3 weeks and is a perfect fit. 10/10 recommended.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to know
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine didn't have a tap fitted, it has some kind of disconnect. I'm going to modify a eBay SV650 tap to dual outlet to suit.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI....

This is the stock vacuum petcock




And in true Bimota form, the female coupler between the tank fitting and the petcock is 1/2 left hand thread and 1/2 right hand thread Shocked Shocked





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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brian wrote:
FYI....

And in true Bimota form, the female coupler between the tank fitting and the petcock is 1/2 left hand thread and 1/2 right hand thread Shocked Shocked


Isn't that so you can hold the tap in the right position and just do up the nut Idea
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:10 pm    Post subject: SB6 Fuel Tap Reply with quote

No, that's so you can swing both ways Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evilchicken0 wrote:
brian wrote:
FYI....

And in true Bimota form, the female coupler between the tank fitting and the petcock is 1/2 left hand thread and 1/2 right hand thread Shocked Shocked


Isn't that so you can hold the tap in the right position and just do up the nut Idea


Yeah id say that was the thought behind it. Seems like a lot of trouble to go to though
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brian wrote:
Evilchicken0 wrote:
brian wrote:
FYI....

And in true Bimota form, the female coupler between the tank fitting and the petcock is 1/2 left hand thread and 1/2 right hand thread Shocked Shocked


Isn't that so you can hold the tap in the right position and just do up the nut Idea


Yeah id say that was the thought behind it. Seems like a lot of trouble to go to though

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:11 pm    Post subject: Re: SB6 Fuel Tap Reply with quote

Jonny B Bad wrote:
No, that's so you can swing both ways Shocked
Something you wish to share with the group Jonny ????
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:55 pm    Post subject: SB6 Fuel Petcock Reply with quote

What I get up to in the privacy of my own garage Chuckie, is between me and the vernier calipers Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:19 pm    Post subject: Re: SB6 Fuel Petcock Reply with quote

Jonny B Bad wrote:
What I get up to in the privacy of my own garage Chuckie, is between me and the vernier calipers Embarassed

Fair comment - I tend to use a headtorch as well
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