Fuel tap flow
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PX 150
Joined: 15 Sep 2006
Posts: 479
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:54 pm quote
High guys, Iíve just measured my standard PIAGGIO fuel tap flow rate.
Can anyone please shed some light as to whatís acceptable on a tuned motor, big carb (30phbh)
As you can see in the photo itís flowed 500ml in approx 51 seconds.
Do these fast flow taps increase the flow rate and to what extent..??

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Molto Verboso
Kymco AK550
Joined: 09 Feb 2008
Posts: 1106
Location: UK
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:12 am quote
Its fairly unlikely that you engine can consume a gallon of fuel in 8 minutes even at full throttle!
Hooked
PX125E
Joined: 06 Oct 2018
Posts: 136
Location: Gravesend, Kent, UK
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:34 am quote
I hope this works. Itís a video compliments of Mr Freakmoped.
Addicted
'64 Motovespa 150S (177) , '64 V90
Joined: 27 Mar 2013
Posts: 570
Location: S.Salem, NY
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:05 am quote
I have wondered ... if fuel flows 'better' without the breather tube, why is it there ?
Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
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Location: San Diego, CA
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:48 am quote
from Lambretta world, but still applies...

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Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3723
Location: San Diego, CA
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:49 am quote
I think you should be flowing more, get a fast flow for a big carb like that.
Hooked
PX 150
Joined: 06 Aug 2007
Posts: 302
Location: Dublin, Ohio
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:28 am quote
I was having chronic fuel starvation issues with my 2005 PX150 even with a stock motor and only a Road 2 exhaust. I did a number of things to try to address it, including a high flow fuel tap, a switch to 5/16" rubber fuel injector hose for my fuel line, a SIP carb float bowl spacer, and drilling the float chamber passage with a 2mm bit. I am not sure what actually corrected it, or if it was a combination of things. But, the high flow tap along with the 5/16" hose absolutely has fuel gushing out of the fuel line when it is disconnected from the carb banjo.
Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3723
Location: San Diego, CA
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:39 pm quote
the other thing to watch is the big carbs tend to sit higher and can't make use of the bottom portion of the tank because fuel won't flow uphill without a pump.....
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