Hi, my first problem with my new purchase is I have fuel pouring out of the fuel tap surrounds, where it fits into the tank. I’m assuming it will be a new fuel tap I will require to fix my issue. Before I pull it all apart I thought I would ask some advice. Thanks in advance
Hi Tony, I’ve had problems with the rubber seal behind the tap in the past. I bought a new one only last week from fowlers in Bristol, I was ordering some rubber grommets for the fairing on a VF1000R and noticed they had the seal in stock so got one just in case I need one in the future, you may be able to get one from David silver also.
One trick I
ve had luck with in the past, and again a couple of weeks ago- the tap alloy seems to warp slightly, and cup away from the bolt holes in the centre. Ive faced the Oring surface off with a large fine file- it seems to level it back out, and increases the crush on the rubber?
Good idea speedy, I fitted a new tap and that cured all the problems but the old tap had a new three ring gasket and it still leaked so your trick may have worked on that. Will give it a go next time one leaks.
Maybe it is the rubber inside the tap. There are repair sets available.
If it is “only” this tripple o-ring, that is still available. I would start there first by replacing it. If it doesn’t help, you have to repair the tap inside.
I know it’s an old post but I have a spare tap for a 1000f if any use