My fuel tap fail and how I dealt with it.August 2 2012 at 12:49 PM
scott (Login stinkwheel)
I went into the house on Tuesday night to find a strong smell of petrol in the kitchen.
On checking the (attached) garage, there was a small puddle of fuel under the Enfield emenating from the fuel tap area. On giving it a wiggle, it broke off, presumably because it's fabricated from melted down rupees and elephant dung.
I caught the resultant petrol flow in a fuel can, removed the stump then cleaned up the spill with some fullers earth (a bag of which I keep handy for just such eventualities).
I then proceeded forthwith to my internet enabled computer.
Within a matter of minutes I had secured myself a replacement fuel tap from a reputable motorcycle spares emporium. It is one purpose designed to be fitted on my fuel tank and of a vastly higher specification than the original. For this object I ventured the princely sum of £14 including carriage, VAT and a copper/rubber crush washer to suit.
Yesterday morning I received a confirmation electronic communication stating my fuel tap had been dispatched.
This morning, the postman delivered my fuel tap which is correct and satisfactory in every respect. I shall fit it to my motorcycle tonight after work.