Could one of you kind people tell me where i can purchase a inline tap to stop my 350 norton from wet sumping.(the one that screws onto the oil tank)
I dont want one that has to be wired to the bike to prevent it from starting.
Thanks in advance.
... shouts of horror (not from me) but a tap from somwhere like Screwfix should fill the bill. They come in a range of BSP threads.
Also you want a full bore valve, so the hole in the tap matches the pipe bore or it becomes a flow restrictor.
Did that change a few years ago on my central heating radiator isolation valves, made a big difference in one leg of the system to the heat up time.
I remember seeing on this site a while ago an oil stop valve with a set of contacts built in.
The contacts were wired into the ignition circuit such that there was no spark if the oil stop valve was closed.
Perhaps someone can find that old posting and put it up again/
there is a auto valve that screws into the Commando oil tank outlet. I read about it very recently, and can’t recall who sells it... maybe Holland Norton Works? It might fit??
There are a quite number of suppliers of these items. A quick search found these. Though I know of at least two other which I can't find right now. Anyhow you're lucky to have a single as they survive a few miles without the tap turned on. Roller bearings don't need much oil. A twin with plain bearings needs a good oil flow immediately.
I have the Kingpin one, complete with screw-in gauze filter, so it's neat and effective and safe. No more wet-sumping and mess on starting.