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Manual fuel tap

Post by driftershooter on Sat 05 Sep 2015, 9:05 pm

Need one quick but where do you buy them? had two unreliable ones leaking at the rivet side, pain in the watsits!!!!
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Re: Manual fuel tap

Post by eternally_troubled on Mon 07 Sep 2015, 1:18 pm

It's a bit difficult, as it needs to fit the fuel tank - off the top of my head I don't know which non-original ones fit (mine is fine and hasn't caused a problem).

You can buy a rebuild kit on ebay - don't know if that would solve your problem?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-CB-500-1998-Tourmax-Petrol-Fuel-Tap-Repair-Kit-/301540980539?hash=item46353e373b

I would suggest that it's not worth paying the 218 pounds that Honda want for a new one:

http://www.lingshondaparts.com/honda_motorcycle_parts_selection_pfk.php?block_01=13MY5WEA&block_02=F__1300&block_03=1612

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Re: Manual fuel tap

Post by Flyingbrick on Mon 07 Sep 2015, 5:22 pm

I would recommend the Tourmax set as well; the leaking diaphragm is probably the reason for your issues.
I repaired several fuel taps in the past using the rebuild kit.




On the other hand, the front side with the rivets is sealed by an O-ring around the lever. That part is not contained in the set as most riders don't want to drill out the rivets.




It is very unlikely that this O-ring causes the leakage, but of course that can happen as well.
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Re: Manual fuel tap

Post by Alvi on Mon 07 Sep 2015, 9:47 pm

NRP to a kit for the fuel side, you need to drill out the rivets, but they're easily replaced with 4mm nuts & bolts.
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Re: Manual fuel tap

Post by driftershooter on Tue 08 Sep 2015, 9:47 pm

@Alvi wrote:NRP to a kit for the fuel side, you need to drill out the rivets, but they're easily replaced with 4mm nuts & bolts.

There we are, that will do me, kit now ordered, thank you very muchly Alvi
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Re: Manual fuel tap

Post by cbeebies on Wed 09 Sep 2015, 10:20 am

I assume from this thread you don't want mine. ...thanks for letting me know.
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Re: Manual fuel tap

Post by driftershooter on Fri 11 Sep 2015, 10:55 pm

@cbeebies wrote:I assume from this thread you don't want mine. ...thanks for letting me know.

How much for it?
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Re: Manual fuel tap

Post by driftershooter on Sat 12 Sep 2015, 8:36 pm

Completely cured now with the kit, so happy
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Re: Manual fuel tap

Post by eternally_troubled on Sun 13 Sep 2015, 5:30 pm

Good, glad to hear it worked.
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Re: Manual fuel tap

Post by Flyingbrick on Sun 13 Sep 2015, 7:31 pm

So, the problem was caused by the diaphragm, not by the front gasket, right?
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Re: Manual fuel tap

Post by driftershooter on Sun 20 Sep 2015, 9:16 pm

@Flyingbrick wrote:So, the problem was caused by the diaphragm, not by the front gasket, right?

Well no, the diaphragm was fine, the leak was from the front part. The rivets need to be drilled out to get to the seals, may be ethanol is causing this problem
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Re: Manual fuel tap

Post by wrighty on Fri 18 Jan 2019, 1:16 pm

Going back to this issue ive got a repair kit for my tap which comes with 2 o-rings, one small which i believe seals the tap to tank joint, and one much larger which has me puzzled as there wasnt one of these in the tap when i dismantled it! There is a circular groove in one of the components which surely should have an o-ring in it, though the one supplied is ever so slightly large for it, not quite a perfect fit. Its also quite thick. Is this the right place for it and do i just need to get a bit butch with it, squeeze it into place and screw it down tight?

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