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99 Petcock Brass Fitting Broke/Fell Off

I have a 99 ZX6R that I just acquired. When checking things out to see about getting her running, I noticed the fuel line was crumbling. When I went to remove it, the brass fitting/nipple for the main fuel line pulled right out of the petcock body. I have identified the fitting in this picture, but it's not this aftermarket style petcock. It is the one with the long plastic handle. Is this just press fit in there? Is there any way to repair this? I'd like to keep a stock petcock with the long plastic handle. All the replacements I'm finding have the small metal handle as in the picture.

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My guess is you are going to have to replace the body of the valve.

I expect that the aluminum of the valve body corroded away from the brass..... cathodic element.

This probably means that the hole in the body is now misshaped and too large for the brass nipple.

If you have to do a redneck fix, you could drill out the hole and install a larger nipple....

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Maybe glue it back in with some JB Weld.

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That's what I was afraid of. I guess I'll buy one of the ones I don't like until I can find a new OEM one.
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do you use ebay?will fine used one maybe ?mine fell off as well ,i was trying to remove fuel pipe so i was pulling and twisting then i pulled out the brass tube ,i just tapped mine back in with a bit of wood as it was a nice snug fit ,,no leaks with mine so far all good
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I plan to keep an eye on eBay, but the ones I've seen so far look pretty rough. If I'm buying a used one, I want one that is in really good shape.
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Post should be moved to NSFW with all this talk about cocks and nipples.
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mh ,the g is the same as well not sure if you knew ,,ebay would be the best bet as i can imagine a new oem aint fkn cheap ,have you tried pushing it back in ?mine is fine no leaks and no a team fire balls lol

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