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Stiff Fuel Tap
« on: 06.08. 2017 14:42 »
Sometimes in life you don't want a stiff one, and this is one of those times.

I have a very stiff fuel main fuel tap (reserve is fine). I've given it the WD40 treatment and that hasn't made much difference, which means I've now exceeded my engineering expertise.

It's a circular style tap which you pull out for ON and then turn to lock in place, perhaps it's just liable to be very stiff, and that's ok, however I wanted to check whether any of you chaps have the same issue with stiffies?

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Re: Stiff Fuel Tap
« Reply #1 on: 06.08. 2017 15:34 »
Your tapper has a cylindrical cork which slides inside the tube. Some corks are bigger than others and a tighter fit in the tube. A tighter fit is generally better in terms of plugging the hole to satisfaction.

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Re: Stiff Fuel Tap
« Reply #2 on: 06.08. 2017 17:05 »
Sometimes in life you don't want a stiff one, and this is one of those times.

I have a very stiff fuel main fuel tap (reserve is fine). I've given it the WD40 treatment and that hasn't made much difference, which means I've now exceeded my engineering expertise.

It's a circular style tap which you pull out for ON and then turn to lock in place, perhaps it's just liable to be very stiff, and that's ok, however I wanted to check whether any of you chaps have the same issue with stiffies?

Welcome your thoughts, extra marks will be given for the highest number of double-entendre's in a reply.

Thanks!

I've got a stiff one  *dribble* , I use it as my reserve tap, in that way I can't use the reserve by accident. (left side)
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Re: Stiff Fuel Tap
« Reply #3 on: 06.08. 2017 17:07 »
Roy - the left hand side one is the one I've been using. Perhaps I'll just switch to the other!
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Re: Stiff Fuel Tap
« Reply #4 on: 06.08. 2017 17:17 »
Roy - the left hand side one is the one I've been using. Perhaps I'll just switch to the other!

Being right handed I have always automatically used the right tap for normal running, don't suppose it matters which one you use for reserve unless one is a proper reserve with the tube.
Mine are both the same (no tube).
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Re: Stiff Fuel Tap
« Reply #5 on: 06.08. 2017 19:37 »
The tank shape underneath is not uniform, the left side is formed to allow a reserve on that side, so best to use right for normal running.
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Re: Stiff Fuel Tap
« Reply #6 on: 06.08. 2017 20:08 »
The tank shape underneath is not uniform, the left side is formed to allow a reserve on that side, so best to use right for normal running.
Thanks for that Julian.
The choice of two and I got it right for once.
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Re: Stiff Fuel Tap
« Reply #7 on: 06.08. 2017 20:12 »
Thanks Julian - just to be clear, the reserve tap is on the left side when I'm sitting on it, or looking at it?

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Re: Stiff Fuel Tap
« Reply #8 on: 06.08. 2017 20:19 »
When sitting on the bike.
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Re: Stiff Fuel Tap
« Reply #9 on: 06.08. 2017 20:24 »
When sitting on the bike.

Thank you  *beer*
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