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Those of you that have a Pingel petcock, are they worth it? Also, what model do you have? Thanks
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I have one (not sure of the model), and it's nice, and real smooth, but the one thing I don't like about it is the reserve is between on and off.'
The other day I was runnin low on fuel, and I reached down and tried to put it on reserve, but ended up pushing it to far back and actually had it closer to off. Luckily for me, the next gas station was only a half mile away, and I sputtered there.
Not sure if they do it like that on all their models, but it seems to me that it would be more "user friendly" if it went "off - on - reserve".

...just my .02 cents.
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Pingel makes a good quality petcock. I have had them and was always happy with them
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I have one but I must say that they are overpriced. They provide nothing extra over stock in terms of functionality, less if you get one with no vacuum operation.

I too was a bit disappointed with the operation of the lever. It is a smooth movement with no click to tell you what setting you are at, so its easy to get the wrong one or knock it from where its supposed to be.

Don't be fooled by any 'high flow' claims, that's just snake oil. The stock petcock can flow more than enough to keep the float bowl full under even the heaviest fuel useage.

They do look nice though
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If you want the petcock to have a "click" function buy a Golan. They also make high quality petcocks and it has the click function. That's what I am currently running and I like it.
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If you want the petcock to have a "click" function buy a Golan. They also make high quality petcocks and it has the click function. That's what I am currently running and I like it.
I wish I had. Too late now though, I'm not going to throw away the Pingel having spent all that wonga on it.
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I wanted a Pingel. All my indy had on the shelf was a Golan so I got the Golan. I'm glad I got the Golan instead. No regrets.
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Never heard of the Golan...The Pingels are worth every nickel...Have had a Pingel on my XL for 20 yrs., never been a problem...
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I have a pingel and love the quality feel of it. I didn't pay for it (came with) so I can't say whether I would buy one. I have the same gripes as some others. i have turned off the gas at night, when I thought I was going to reserve. had to get the flashlight out and then I saw my mistake. Once I remembered the order, all was good. The smooth feel makes it hard to feel when you are on reserve or somewhere in between (off and reserve).
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