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2 years 7 months ago #117755 by Kykdaar
Options for leaky fuel tap? was created by Kykdaar
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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2 years 7 months ago - 2 years 7 months ago #117756 by Piet
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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?

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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2 years 7 months ago #117760 by Kykdaar
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Decided to go with a manual fuel tap.

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2 years 7 months ago #117761 by Dieseldawie
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From startline or Eagle Mike?

I like to drink lots of beer??

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2 years 7 months ago #117762 by Kykdaar
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Eagle Mike

One less thing that can go wrong on the bike

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2 years 7 months ago #117763 by Piet
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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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