Top tips for fuel taps!
Leaking fuel taps are unsightly, smelly and potentially dangerous. Here’s how to fix ’em.
Fuel taps; pretty much every bike has at least one and like many motorcycle components they get ignored until they go wrong. Fortunately most taps likely to be encountered within CMM’S demographic are going to be alloy castings running a rubber or synthetic rubber seal. Unfortunately age, stale fuel and, worryingly, modern fuels all tend to degrade the sealing ability of the tap. The normal scenarios are either a leak or a tap that won’t turn. The good news is that there are specialists out there who can offer repair kits or even just the service parts you need. It might be tempting to simply go out and buy either a new old stock tap if one is available or a reproduction unit. However, our very title implies and suggests we’re mechanics so it’s yet again time to break out the tools and embark upon another fettling session.