When on your motorcycle, there’s nothing like the feeling of the open road. With the pavement under your wheels, you can feel truly free to go wherever. However, if you have an older bike, figuring out how full your gas tank is can be something of a tricky process. Unlike in a car, you can’t depend on the fuel gauge to tell you when to fill up, which is where a motorcycle petcock comes in.
If you have a newer bike, then you should have a vacuum-sealed petcock which can make your fuel readings much more precise. In the past however, you would need to access your reserve tank on a regular basis, unless you were paranoid and filled up every chance you got.
Ball Valve Petcocks
At Bike Bandit, we understand that not everyone has a brand new bike, which is why we offer ball valve motorcycle petcocks. These old-school devices use a ball bearing to measure the level of gasoline in your tank. For the most part, this valve has three positions: on, off, and reserve. We also have a wide selection of different petcocks for your convenience, all of them backed by our quality and service guarantee.
Vacuum Sealed Petcocks
For newer bikes, the fuel system is much more sophisticated and modern. To that end, the fuel is monitored by a sensor that measures how much is in the tank, rather than using the position of a ball bearing. If you do have a more updated petcock system, we also have you covered at bikebandit.com.
Here at Bike Bandit, we only carry the best materials and components for your bike so that you can get the most out of your ride. That is also why we carry the following brands of petcock and other fuel system related products:
- Fuel Star
- Biker’s Choice
Over time, motorcycle petcocks can wear down and break, meaning that they become less effective at telling you the amount of fuel you have. If you’ve ever stalled out on the highway due to lack of gas, you know that that’s something you want to avoid at all costs. That’s why we have such an extensive collection for you. Whether it’s replacing your current petcock or performing maintenance on the system, we have everything you need to upgrade your ride.