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Bendix carb, replacing this



Pingel petcocks seem tricky to acquire in UK so don’t want to get the wrong one...

This one?

Power-Flo Fuel Valve - 3/8in. NPT Hex - 180 Deg. Outlet Facing Inward - S

Part Number: 6291-CH




Tempting to go for the 90deg option and do away with the in line filter....



I’m guessing no reserve on this type of petcock?


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I’ve got the 49-8852 / 6391-AH downward outlet 22mm version on my ‘79. It does have reserve on it. I’m not 100% sure if my gas tank is an OEM tank though so I’m not certain if 22mm is standard or not. I like the Golan petcocks more due to their detent feature but this is still a nice piece.
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I’ve got the 49-8852 / 6391-AH downward outlet 22mm version on my ‘79. It does have reserve on it. I’m not 100% sure if my gas tank is original though so I’m not certain if 22mm is standard or not. I like the Golan petcocks more due to their detent feature but this is still a nice piece.
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Actually the Golan is more easily available, is it as good as a Pingel?

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My tank definitely takes 3/8NPT
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I’m guessing no reserve on this type of petcock?
it has reserve.in your picture 3 positions off reserve on.i have a Pingel it has the same order.
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Actually the Golan is more easily available, is it as good as a Pingel?

Both the Pingle and the Golan are excellent units. They are equal in quality. Like I mentioned, the Golan has a nice detent feature so you know exactly when you’ve moved from one position to the next unlike with the Pingel. Looks are subjective but I like the look of the Pingel slightly more. The detent feature is why I like the Golan more overall but you can’t go wrong with either. I have run and currently run both brands on my bikes.

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Actually the Golan is more easily available, is it as good as a Pingel?
I have a Golan on my '74 XLH. It works. No complaints.

When sitting on the seat, the "lever" operates as:
  • OFF is at 6 o'clock
  • ON is at 9 o'clock
  • RESERVE is at 3 o'clock
and I seem to hit reserve sooner than the OEM petcock. (aka there's more reserve fuel with the Golan than the OEM setup)



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I have a Golan on my '74 XLH. It works. No complaints.

When sitting on the seat, the "lever" operates as:
  • OFF is at 6 o'clock
  • ON is at 9 o'clock
  • RESERVE is at 3 o'clock
and I seem to hit reserve sooner than the OEM petcock. (aka there's more reserve fuel with the Golan than the OEM setup)



Does the lever hit the rocker box when you try to go on reserve?
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Does the lever hit the rocker box when you try to go on reserve?
Magneto..... on my '74, the lever is at 3 o'clock for RESERVE, (aka lever is pointed at the air cleaner) so there's no clearance issues.

Things are slightly tighter for the ON position, as the lever is rotated under the tank, close to the throttle cable on my Bendix carb. But the clearance is still there.

Of course, this all applies to how I orientated the Golan in my '74 XLH tank. For the benefit of others..... one has to go thru a few fitment sessions so the alignment of the lever and the gas outlet port ends up where you want them, on your ride...... and still have the petcock tight enough to not leak at the threads. I purposely choose to have the lever at the back & the outlet port at the front. The installer has the option to orientate the lever / outlet port wherever they want..... as long as it doesn't leak .

The other "odd" thing to get used to, with a Golan, is..... when you run out of gas, one has to rotate the lever from ON to OFF to RESERVE. Not a big deal, but it is different from an OEM petcock.

Here's a couple more pics I took this morning. The lever in all my pics is in the OFF position.



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Magneto..... on my '74, the lever is at 3 o'clock for RESERVE, (aka lever is pointed at the air cleaner) so there's no clearance issues.

Things are slightly tighter for the ON position, as the lever is rotated under the tank, close to the throttle cable on my Bendix carb. But the clearance is still there.

Of course, this all applies to how I orientated the Golan in my '74 XLH tank. For the benefit of others..... one has to go thru a few fitment sessions so the alignment of the lever and the gas outlet port ends up where you want them, on your ride...... and still have the petcock tight enough to not leak at the threads. I purposely choose to have the lever at the back & the outlet port at the front. The installer has the option to orientate the lever / outlet port wherever they want..... as long as it doesn't leak .

The other "odd" thing to get used to, with a Golan, is..... when you run out of gas, one has to rotate the lever from ON to OFF to RESERVE. Not a big deal, but it is different from an OEM petcock.

Here's a couple more pics I took this morning. The lever in all my pics is in the OFF position.



OK, thanks. I am considering upgrading the petcock on an XLH with the large capacity fuel tank, but the petcock is next to the rocker box on that tank, so it may be too tight.
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