How to flip the fuel petcock?

7 replies to this topic
  • beairmo

Posted November 13, 2012 - 06:09 PM


I put a Clarke 3.6 gal tank on my 2009 WR450 and now my petcock needs flipped from left to right. Right now I have a 12 inch fuel hose, which works but not the final solution.

It looks like I could possibly drill out the stock petcock and try to use it. But I would need to plug the hole on the wrong side.

I have searched everywhere but can't find anything with specific info on this. Anybody done this before and have advice?

I would also appreciate any recommended stock replacement petcocks... Thanks.

Edited by beairmo, November 13, 2012 - 06:15 PM.

  • mslow

Posted November 13, 2012 - 07:38 PM


Acerbic makes left and right petcocks, just buy one rather than risk modding yours

  • Bandit9

Posted November 14, 2012 - 06:35 AM


I just put mine in backwards. I can reach the handle with my finger. No big deal.

  • Bandit9

Posted November 14, 2012 - 06:39 AM


Or just get an 06 WR petcock for $25-$30.

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  • beairmo

Posted November 16, 2012 - 05:38 AM


Thank you very much Bandit for the suggestion to use a 2006 Fuel Petcock. Ordered one for $20 bucks.

I really appreciate the help.


  • Bandit9

Posted November 16, 2012 - 05:42 AM


Your welcome.

  • Bandit9

Posted November 18, 2012 - 06:43 AM


I put my Clarke 3.6 back on yesterday for some Dual Sport riding On Thanksgiving. Thought I would take a few pics for you. This is what it looks like. Pic isn't that great of quality, but you get the picture. Pun intended...

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Edited by Bandit9, November 18, 2012 - 06:47 AM.

  • Bandit9

Posted November 19, 2012 - 09:36 PM


If you didn't, I highly suggest you wash out that take with gas. I had to flush and empty 1/4 gal in it 6 times before I stopped seeing little plastic bits come out caught in the screen of my funnel. In line filter is a must or you will be cleaning jets.


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