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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel tap position

Hi, I know it's been asked before - but the fuel tap seems to be either a terrible design, or I've got something missing? Spindly little metal rod affair with no markings? When people have answered in the past with the positions, they say 'up, down, rear' is this the open end of the bar pointing up, or the pivot end (as if there was a plastic cap with an arrow on it). I've got the open end of the bar pointing towards the rear of the bike, and it smells a bit rich. When I collected it, I think it may have been switched to reserve because there wasn't much fuel in it. 1999 Sprint 955I. Thanks!
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 09:50 AM
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Fuel tap? First time I read something about fuel tap on an injected engine.


It's not stock for sure.



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This thing with the metal stick at the top?
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That's the fuel pressure regulator.
No rotation required.
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Hey Steve you repeat yourself. Getting old?
Well Just joking. The site doesn't seems so healthy those days.


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Yep, we're all losing compression, ha, ha.
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I think the OP is taking the pi$s.
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No, it was a serious question, I've never had an injection bike before, been riding since I was 9, built my first bike at 16 (nearly 40 years ago), and have had many bikes since. When I was low on fuel, and bike wouldn't start - a neighbour who has 6 bikes himself turned the 'fuel tap' to reserve for me! The fact that it was ridiculously inaccessible didn't even highlight the issue, based on where the rad cap and coolant window are situated. Just thought it might be another Triumph quirk.

I made 2 mistakes here (not the fuel tap):

1) That a Triumph forum would be a good place to ask an honest question.

2) That Triumph owners aren't a bunch of tossers that would take the pi$s out of me for asking said question.

I inherited my late husband's mint MK1 Speed Triple (which has a fuel tap), and he was the one that convinced me that Triumph Owners were nice people.

My bad, I'll get my coat.
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If it's my reply that put you in bad mood I apologize for that. Wasn't on purpose.


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