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Discussion in 'Australia' started by kipo, Sep 4, 2020.
That’s why they invented tracking devices !
Hey, have I just posted a “Genius NEW idea” ? ?
Get a tracker, not for theft but to find ya bike.
(I’ll have forgotten this post by tomorrow )
When did they stop putting coffee makers in cars, and why?
A fuel tap with reserve was a great idea. Not sure if it qualifies for genius level though
My old BMW had one on each side. Made it like having two reserves. Ride until you sputter, turn on one reserve and start looking for a station. When you turned on the second reserve it meant you better find gas NOW!
Used to do a lot of late night riding (10 pm to 3 am) when there wasn't a gas station every 6 miles, even on the interstate. Kept me from doing a lot of walking
How ironic, big willy quotes a Petcock
Fuel pumps that are still working after 200,000km
I'm wagering if you've got a steel fuel tank such as the Africa and CRF450L, fuel pumps aint gonna be an issue
Theres lots of applications where they are in plastic tanks too with high reliability too
Nut inserts are the "Devils Own Brand" fasteners. Just awesome until the nut loses gription [ technical term ] and spins. Then they're usually in places where access was a problem, or hidden to make stuff look neat and tidy, or the early part of manufacture.
Should be f*****ing banned.
Yes, but I don't think they are talking about the ones attached to the areola.
I finally tracked down a squeak in my ute. It was a loose nutsert holding the bottom of the front LHS guard panel on at the bottom of the A panel. Echoed through inside, looked in and under the dash, under the bonnet and after a few years, tripped over it the other day when I went looking again. Like a new ute now.
So nutserts are a brilliant idea. It's just the execution that lets them down.
Like captive nuts in plastic fuel tanks.
Like cheap knock offs of reputable products.
Why are fuel pumps expected to last longer in 4wheelers ?
Is it because they are mostly daily runners ?
I have only ever had two bikes at once (no, briefly 3 for about 12 months) but I ride daily and always swapped bikes around and never left one sitting for too long.
Is that the issue ?
I’ve done big miles with old Carby bikes (+200,000I’m s on each) but never more than 100,000 on any of my injected bikes. Never a problem with a pump.
I know of K model sidecars having pump issues but they weren’t always ridden often, sometimes only a couple of times a year (OCR’s etc).
Just curious if it is an issue.
Plus Nuts are better IMO. https://www.rivetnutusa.com/plusnut-rivet-nut-rivnut/
I think if fuel pumps were the issue, they could easily modify them to make them reliable.
I think the issue is with the materials that plastic motorcycle tanks are made from, dissolving and clogging the pump and filter.
Fuel injected road bikes with steel tanks rarely have a fuel pump issue as far as I know.
Same goes for cars where the tanks are much larger and able to hold a larger pump and filter media.
Just my thoughts and wont be too happy if proved wrong
Larger pump and filter media, that's it right there.
I've always thought most motorcycles have ridiculously undersized filtration systems, but also note, it's "generally" pretty easy to get a tank off a bike and suss out the pump/filter, compared to most cars. Not hard to up-size filtration either....