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i think these caps originally had a cork seal,which is softer and more resilient that rubber......the cork is fuelproof and easily conforms to the gap without force being needed.
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British Bikes / Re: Hello, and what is the score with leaking 'wing nut' fuel tank caps?
« Last post by R on February 13, 2019, 11:33:55 PM »
When you say 'loosen off' with vibration, does your inner workings of the cap have the spring action to it,
such that when you snug down the wing nut/bar, it feels like it sort-of locks down, and then shouldn't move.

Also, my cap has more of a fibre type ring seal to it.
I've seen it said these should be boiled up before use, the moisture then makes them fuel-proof.

But maybe we haven't experienced panther type vibrations, so who knows !!?

Welcome aboard.
Cheers.
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British Bikes / Hello, and what is the score with leaking 'wing nut' fuel tank caps?
« Last post by Ratty on February 13, 2019, 08:28:56 PM »
Hi all, and thanks for letting me join your most excellent looking forum! I fully intend to get involved and offer as much to the forum as I may take from it, so huge apologies for being on the latter end of this from the start, but;

How do you get a good seal on a 'wing-nut' type fuel filler cap? I have a breathed on M100 Panther, and I love it to bits, but the filler cap leaks like a !"%^% with anything more than half a tank. Partly I can put this downtown vibration, but they can't have been this bad when new, so what have you all done to get a sealable filler?

I've made sure the hinge is angled right, so the cap fits flat to the filler neck, but it still loosens with vibration. Do I need a better rubber gasket? Or is this just an incurable problem that will only be resolved with a different tank cap?

All input gratefully received 😉
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Autojumble / Re: Sacrificial cylinder barrel wanted
« Last post by Rex on February 13, 2019, 05:27:55 PM »
I stripped down the WD/CO to find out why the scavenging was so poor. Finally parted the cases about an hour ago to find a thick covering of sludge blocking all the little oil passages that RE liked to use in the sumps of their singles back then. Bits of old long-gone piston, sand and grit etc...a tribute to the toughness of the old girl that she kept on running with the oil system compromised in this way.
Pleasingly the big-end and mains are perfectly useable. :)
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Autojumble / Re: Sacrificial cylinder barrel wanted
« Last post by iansoady on February 13, 2019, 01:47:59 PM »
Many thanks.

In other news, started the ES2 up for the first time since August this morning - running very nicely, just the voltage regulator to sort out. Always nice when they start first (or second in this case) kick......
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Autojumble / Re: Sacrificial cylinder barrel wanted
« Last post by Rex on February 13, 2019, 10:57:21 AM »
Yep...it ain't going anywhere!
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Autojumble / Re: Sacrificial cylinder barrel wanted
« Last post by iansoady on February 13, 2019, 10:11:30 AM »
If you're happy to keep it for a while that would be helpful, then if nothing turns up I'll get back to you. OK with you?
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Japanese Bikes / Re: Interesting Charging Dilemna
« Last post by xj550 on February 12, 2019, 05:23:08 PM »
I also can't say the battery is fully charged when I get back home. I just make it a habit to put the charger on every night but the battery is definitely not fully charged. I've read that the charging systems on these early eighties Japanese bikes are at best pretty bad so I'll just let it go.
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Japanese Bikes / Re: Interesting Charging Dilemna
« Last post by xj550 on February 12, 2019, 04:37:54 PM »
To be honest, no it hasn't been a real problem. I'm just curious why it does that. I can't find any literature that explains this.
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Autojumble / Re: Sacrificial cylinder barrel wanted
« Last post by Rex on February 12, 2019, 03:49:55 PM »
Do you want me to take it any further then Ian?
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