Sick Bike Parts Fuel Valve - Awesomeness!

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Russ McClay, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Russ McClay

    Russ McClay New Member

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    Just received and installed a Sick Bike Parts fuel value for my China Girl 66cc with an NT carb and I'm very satisfied with the results. The motor seemed to be starving a bit for fuel as I live in a mountainous area and am either climbing or coasting. I had previously had a problem with gas cap venting (the motor would die after 10 minutes or so), but that was solved by drilling a little hole on the inside of the cap. After that I still had this "starving condition" at around 22mph. It would get past that if I went faster. But I usually ride between 20 and 22mph.

    I had checked the fuel valve filter inside the tank...but it was OK. A couple of tiny bits of junk, which I removed, but they weren't enough to account for fuel flow. Actually, just opening the stock valve and draining into a container one can see the flow is pitifully slow which is probably still good enough but not when climbing major grades up to 40% (21.80 degrees).

    Took it for a ride this afternoon with the new valve...and I'm happy to say that there is no more starving for fuel. Prior to the run I opened the valve and drained fuel into a container and saw the hearty flow of fuel this valve provides! Besides the 2 dollar NGK spark plug, this is the best money I've spent on the bike ($9.95).

    Link to the part:

    http://www.sickbikeparts.com/catalo...ducts_id=50&osCsid=lofuu4p08o7e851r9v7ajltaf7

    brnot
    Russ
     
  2. Toadmund

    Toadmund New Member

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    It's nearly impossible to find a valve the size we need it locally off the shelf.
    I've found bigger ones for bigger stuff, but nothing our size.

    Maybe I am looking in the wrong places?

    My brother has one from SBP and he is happy with it.
     
  3. Russ McClay

    Russ McClay New Member

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    There are certainly alternative DIY solutions...but Sick Bike Parts has already figured it out. I just paid them the $9.95. I like to keep it simple.
     
  4. biknut

    biknut Active Member

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    The SBP petcock is a high quality ball cock valve. It'll will last a long time, and it's a good value for the price. I've been using them for a couple of years, and I've never had a failure.

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  5. vinnie

    vinnie New Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I have a quick question about the Sick Bike Parts fuel valve...Did you still use teflon tape on the thread? I read somewhere that it is not necessary, but I wasn't sure what to think of that. Thanks a lot
     
  6. Danschutz

    Danschutz New Member

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    I purchased one of these for my buddy and it is a nice piece, wished I would have ordered two lol.
     
  7. Pablo

    Pablo Master Bike Builder & Forum Sponsor

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    I don't like using that tape, but if it works for you - yes it's best to have some type of sealant on the threads. I prefer and use fuel resistant thread sealant paste. Just a little applied evenly on threads and you are GTG.
     

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