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Offline Bob Baker

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New Owner
« on: December 13, 2020, 04:39:22 AM »
Hey fellow Kawasaki owners. I joined the forum because I'm the proud new owner of a 99 KX500. Not my first dirt bike, I'm a 58 year-old man and have been riding since I was 8. This is however my first Kawasaki so wanted  to see if there were any things to be aware of and look out for. Like a petcock that takes pliers to turn on and off. I also have a Ducati street bike that I ride as well. I've had the KX for a little over three months and try to ride every weekend since I live in North Central Florida that's doable. Keeps me grinning ear to ear, love it. Thanks.
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Offline KXDINO

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Re: New Owner
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2020, 09:23:44 PM »
I still have the orignal pet cock on one of my k5 and it turns ok ,it might just need some tlc . With out going over to the work shop and start to swap parts im sure a later model pet cock , which are easier to turn will fit, i use a klx 110 pet cock on my kdx200 h for other reasons , it fits no dramas . i do know the steel tank kdx200 adr model pet cock will not fit any plastic kx , kdx ,klx tank. kawasaki are good for interchange ability between old and new models.There a few things to look out for on k5 but if you study this forum you be fine .

Offline Bob Baker

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Re: New Owner
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2020, 03:58:34 AM »
Hey thanks dino, the previous owner replaced the original tank with a Clark tank which is fine by me as it must hold over four gallons and where I ride here in Florida out in the forest means I get longer ride time. The previous owner told me the petcock was from the original tank so probably going to get a new one to replace it. The petcock works as is it's just a pain to turn on and off. Not certain if I can take it apart and clean it.