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hi all
what is the main purpose of the tank pipe and how critical is it that it doesent leak the pipe is so small
the reason i ask i have built up different sizes of pipe to usethe original smal id bore pipe
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Trev,

Could you remind us what machine you are enquiring about, please?

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Am i right in thinking the vacum from the engine open the fuel tap how technical would that be
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Yep,that's what it does,(and b******d ethanol just loves the rubber diaframs in the fuel taps evil,)I did away with that system and converted to a gravity
fed system on my Classic.J.B.
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Hi john what did that entail new fuel tap or converted and if so how please
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I think but cant be sure that the vacuum operated fuel taps on the Commanders is from Yamaha, note that it has a reserve position. I have not had any issues with ethanol having owned my bike for many years.

I have previously changed the vacuum pipe, ANL had and might still have them in stock.

You can change to a different system if you wish, I like to keep things as original as possible, if it ain't broke don't fix it!
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I replace the old plastic tubes with silicon vacuum hose which works really well and available in nice black colour
Various rubbish in various states of decay.....
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Hi Trev,
If memory serves(it was about 10 years ago smiley)I removed the spring that operated the diafram in the original tap(so it was permanently "on"), then put a bog standard on/off tap between the original tap and the carbs,I used a bog standard on/off tap so I could turn off the fuel whenever I had to remove the fuel tank.
All three positions still worked on the original tap(even the reserve Very Happy)SVF,J.B.
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Chers john
Have ordered service kit for tap and have found vacum pipe with 90 degree angles same as off austin healy car
Happy dsys the start up is iminent
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That pipe is identical to an A-series Mini engine. Mine went to jelly and wouldn't operate the diaphragm so no start.

New pipe, started first time.
Bloody effinol!
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There should be no petrol in the part that works the operer otherwise it woul fill withe petrol and seep down tube the tap kit ive bought is genuine
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