Oh no - I forgot to open my anti sumping tap!!

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Oh no - I forgot to open my anti sumping tap!!

Postby laxy » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:36 pm

extend the handle of the tap so that it obstructs the travel of the kickstart when in the off position

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Postby Marchless » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:37 pm

My Dad did a similar thing on his Ariel 500 Twin. He was lucky the is still running.Now would be a good time to hook up the Ign/Mag cut out.

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Postby Gerard Harrison » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:47 am

I suppose if you look at the positive side...

you can be confident that you have a shut-off valve that is in perfect working order

I looked at these devices and then looked in the mirror

after a long .00005 millisecond of reflection

I decided a wet sump/oil-bathed lower end

and a forced oil drain and change

are probably not bad ideas anyway

after all how many times have I ridden off (for a short distance) with the fuel taps shut?

My "inner-idiot" should never be given a tool or device to use

The perilous journey to old age

has taught me to be acutely aware of my "inner-idiot" over the years

he is with me at all times, sometimes shouting instructions at me

sometimes lurking and sulking in some corner of my mind...whispering bad ideas at me

he will always jump in to help when I am not looking, am drunk or sick or tired

he loves to help!!!....

and he has nearly gotten me killed on several occasions,

cost me untold amounts of money and suffering of all varieties


Beware the Inner Idiot....we all have one

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Postby rex.webb » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:33 am

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Postby GOLDSTAR » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:24 am

I've mentioned the device a Velo owner has devised before, simply the tap lever is positioned so a piece of reasonably firm plastic pipe can be positioned so as to interfere with the his leg/ankle when he attempts to kick start the bike should the tap be closed, dunno if this kinda thing could be adapted for an AMC, Kind regards

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Postby greasemonkey62 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:42 am

The oil cut off switch that came with my AJS model 31 incorporates an electrical cut off switch within it that is connected to the power cable to the points, if not opened the bike will not start.

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Postby SPRIDDLER » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:15 am

Door stable the bolted has horse shutting the after........?

Wise easy it's be event to the after
I poke badgers with spoons.

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Postby itma » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:19 am

he's lucky he's only got an inner idiot to deal with, he should meet some of the demons that sit on my shoulders ..........

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Postby Gerard Harrison » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:42 am

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he's lucky he's only got an inner idiot to deal with, he should meet some of the demons that sit on my shoulders ..........



<Laughing!!!> Tell me about it!! My Inner Idiot had a dreadful habit of conspiring with other moronic appendages in days long past to really wreak havoc on my existence

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Postby petert120r » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:04 am

I fit Dove taps too ALL AMC twin rebuilds. They are 100% foolproof on coil ignition models in that the circuit has to be in connectivity for power to reach the points.

I will concede that on magneto models it wouldn't earth the mag in the event of a cable breakage or a connector working itself loose but if you install the tap correctly with good sound connections this is most unlikely.

Before I started to use Dove taps I tried taping warning signs to the twistgrip, but still succeeded in riding away with the tap off before realising my error, thankfully after a short distance.

I'd forgotten to tape the warning to the twistgrip/front brake lever when I'd last used the bike!

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