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matching taps

Postby ainsty rider » 26 May 2020 16:13

fed up with a slight petrol leak, I thought I would treat the little bike to a pair of matching petcocks, unfortunately matched10mm fitting taps seem hard to find.
a pair on US Ebay asked $40 postage. there are odd Chinese taps but I would like to find Italian. I am sure they are out there, I am hoping members may give me a clue
many thanks Roger
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Re: matching taps

Postby George 350 » 26 May 2020 21:56

Hi Roger, what model are we talking of? My 350's have M16x1 threads on the tank.
If you do have 10mm, then classic Ducati have a nice one at £28.95 each that are just like the Orlandi square ones.
Be aware of the Chinese 'pitbike' stuff- the Italians like 1mm pitch threads on their fuel taps!
Motomecca have Guzzi taps avsilable, but I have no idea as to what thread they used.
Hope that this helps,
George
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Re: matching taps

Postby George 350 » 27 May 2020 06:58

Oops! My bad. Sorry to ask what model. I realise now in the morning after you have a 250.
Comments above still apply, and you also may well find ebay Italy your friend...
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Re: matching taps

Postby mbmm350s » 27 May 2020 07:19

Hi Roger.
Nice to hear from 250 2C owners.
The standard taps are 12 x 1 mm. L.H.
Mdina Italia have the lefts 34.02.07, rights not listed.
This was as it was when I got a pair of lefts
from NLM 2 years ago. But worth checking if
They have the right now.
Most importantly they work fine.
Old taps from any source will
likely have internal rubber non ethanol
resistant so why bother.
Secondly. They look like the Paioli taps.
Thirdly. They are rear outlet so you can use
2 left taps back is off on the left and
forward is off on the right.
I retained both reserves and we
usually run with both taps on.
Any way if you ride with any other bikes they
Always have to fill up before you :D
The output spigot is smaller so a piece
of smaller tube is required to adapt to the
Existing pipe bore but thats no big deal.

Cheers
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Re: matching taps

Postby George 350 » 27 May 2020 13:36

Hi Roger,

If, as Mark says, you really need a 12mm tap(s), then for under £12 each posted,ebay is quite good. I typed "Petrol Tap 12mm x 1.00mm" in the search and you can get left outlet, right outlet, straight down and outs, with on and reserve too.
If yours are 10mm as you say, then the choice is still good.

Hope that this helps,
George.
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Re: matching taps

Postby 72degrees » 27 May 2020 16:49

What Mark said.
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