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The BSA Workshop => Twins => Topic started by: Editor on 01 October, 2017, 17:38:39

Title: A65/A50 Petrol Taps
Post by: Editor on 01 October, 2017, 17:38:39
Hi folks,

Does anyone know if there is enough room to fit a lever type tap with a 90degree elbow on the end on the A65 UK spec (4 gall ) tank?

Alternatively, does anyone have an A65 reserve petrol tap (the one without the standpipe) going spare? Mine has a stripped thread in the little stop screw hole so a new body is needed.
As you know, these have to be of the in line horizontal pattern as there is no room for a standard downward pointing jobby!!
Chris
Title: Re: A65/A50 Petrol Taps
Post by: Martin on 08 October, 2017, 10:56:24
Hello Mr Editor,

Yes, there is room. I have 90 degree elbows fitted to the lever taps on my A65 (4 gallon tank). If I've misunderstood your question, please ignore!
Title: Re: A65/A50 Petrol Taps
Post by: Editor on 09 October, 2017, 13:45:21
Thanks Martin, I'm in the process of fixing the existing taps, I have tapped out the screw hole to M4 and made a screw to fit with a reduced end to fit in the slot.  With new corks I'm hoping all will be OK. If not, I will use the lever tap and elbow method as the new original style, made by Brassform now are 32 each.
Chris
Title: Re: A65/A50 Petrol Taps
Post by: Martin on 11 October, 2017, 10:59:40
Chris - in case it's of help, I got my lever taps from Classic Motorcycle Spares and the elbow  clears the top fin of the cylinder head by about 5-6mm.
Title: Re: A65/A50 Petrol Taps
Post by: Editor on 11 October, 2017, 17:31:34
Thanks Martin,
I will take a look at their website.
Chris