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Hi, I basically got this fuel tank on my pocket bike:



It randomly started leaking a few weeks back as the pipe was cracked a bit on the end although I managed to stop that by tightening it with a hose clamp.

Now thinking about that I was wondering if I should add a metal fuel tap? How would I go about doing that, also any good suggestion for a tap from eBay?

Also another question regarding the little tightening clamps that come by stock are there any alternatives you would suggest as they do seem to be pretty crap and easily loosened?


(Alternatives???)

Thanks.
 

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Well, I can tell you the stock wire hose clamps are Junk. If the white tube coming out of you tank is cracked alittle near the end, you might try electrical wire shrink sleeve, that you heat and it shrinks around the wire to seal it from the air. Or you might try Permatex plastic epoxy that Cam2 uses to fix cracked plastic bodies on his bikes.
 

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Hi, I basically got this fuel tank on my pocket bike:



It randomly started leaking a few weeks back as the pipe was cracked a bit on the end although I managed to stop that by tightening it with a hose clamp.

Now thinking about that I was wondering if I should add a metal fuel tap? How would I go about doing that, also any good suggestion for a tap from eBay?

Also another question regarding the little tightening clamps that come by stock are there any alternatives you would suggest as they do seem to be pretty crap and easily loosened?


(Alternatives???)

Thanks.
I drill,, tap and modify all my plastic gastanks with larger outputs to introduce massive gravity flow to the carb..............

 

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Thanks for the replies so far.

CAM2 where did you order that specific fuel pipe?
 

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Also to add another problem with this specific fuel tank is the fuel cap. As its a pop in fuel cap which is very poor quality and when going over hurdles a bit of petrol leaks out the top.





To sort this I was thinking of creating it into a screw fuel tank. My idea would be to get a bit bigger fuel cap, metal one. Heat it up then force screw it into the top, so it takes the form of the fuel cap screw and as it will be hot the plastic will become soft then letting it cool down to harden.

What do you think of the process above? Ofc I would make sure no petrol is inside.
 

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Would there be a difference between a 90 degree one and a vertical one?

I would assume the vertical one would allow for better flow or is there a reason behind the 90 degree one and its better?
 

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Would there be a difference between a 90 degree one and a vertical one?

I would assume the vertical one would allow for better flow or is there a reason behind the 90 degree one and its better?
The 90 degree I used because I wanted the fuelline to start out as high as it could and stay tight to the fueltank so I could route the fuellines and the high flow nylon mesh fuel filter and not have any air bubbles within filter or the lines...airbubbles hinder flow and stale-up fuel..............With a vertical nipple it was much harder to acheive...............



another tank mod for my x15.....



another one to add also..This one I relocated the filler necks so i can put an X1 bodykit on my X181 naked streetfighter bike.....................



 
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