High-flow billet brilliance
IT MIGHT BE the beginning of the end of the carburetor, but so long as there are bikes in sheds, there will be riders and wrenches bent on getting the most out of their fuel systems. Pingel has been around since 1967 and manufacturing its own products here in the United States since 1973. Put a close eye on any dragbike, and you’re likely to see Pingel jewelry on board.
We’ve bought a pile of Pingel fuel valves over the years, replacing tired or cantankerous factory vacuum petcocks. Available in a variety of sizes and configurations, they’ll fit just about any bike on the planet, and with a simple on/off design, there’s no wondering if your carb’s getting the fuel it needs. We admire them for that simplicity, but riders with extensive engine modifications choose them for their flow rate. According to Pingel, on average, an OEM valve moves about 28 ounces per minute. The company’s Power-flo manages nearly 90, while the Guzzler will do 211. Still not enough? The NV model pours out fuel at a ridiculous 9 gallons per minute. Made of billet aluminum, stainless steel, and brass, they also feel amazing.
Expect to pay for the privilege. Pingel fuel valves start at around $100, and go up from there. That might seem steep when you’re looking at an OEM replacement for around $40, but it’s worth it. The Pingel valves are fully rebuildable, manufactured in Wisconsin, and come with old-school, quality customer support. HARD PARTS