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Options for leaky fuel tap? 1 week 2 days ago #117755

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Started smelling fuel and found that my fuel tap has sprung a little leak - starting to sweat. Probably the innards on the way out.

What options are available - to fix or upgrade?
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Options for leaky fuel tap? 1 week 1 day ago #117756

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Kykdaar wrote:
Started smelling fuel and found that my fuel tap has sprung a little leak - starting to sweat. Probably the innards on the way out.

What options are available - to fix or upgrade?
The fuel tap is very simple. Fix it. It could be the shut-off diaphragm, the gasket between tank and tap or the connection between the elbow and the tap.

If it is the elbow (which connects to the fuel line), just epoxy it in place. Otherwise replace gasket or diaphragm.
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Options for leaky fuel tap? 1 week 1 day ago #117760

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Decided to go with a manual fuel tap.
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Options for leaky fuel tap? 1 week 1 day ago #117761

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From startline or Eagle Mike?
I like to drink lots of beer??
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Options for leaky fuel tap? 6 days 10 hours ago #117762

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Eagle Mike

One less thing that can go wrong on the bike
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Options for leaky fuel tap? 6 days 7 hours ago #117763

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Kykdaar wrote:
Eagle Mike

One less thing that can go wrong on the bike
Or one MORE thing that could go wrong if you forget to turn off the tap... :evil:

Each to his own, but that shut-off diaphragm is worth gold to me. I lost one in 85 000 km and it gives ample warning - doesn't just fail and leave you stranded.
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