Fixing of Zipty fuel screw


7 replies to this topic
  • boer

Posted February 23, 2006 - 12:01 PM

#1

I have read in a couple of threads now that the zipty screws can vibrate loose and be lost on a ride.

How common is this problem? :thumbsup: What should be done to prevent it? :thumbsup:

  • clark4131

Posted February 23, 2006 - 12:14 PM

#2

Only SOME of them have had this problem. They had a run of bad ones where the threads were milled improperly. I believe they were taking them back for a straight return...SC

  • boer

Posted February 23, 2006 - 12:20 PM

#3

Only SOME of them have had this problem. They had a run of bad ones where the threads were milled improperly. I believe they were taking them back for a straight return...SC


How long ago was this? I got mine from the TT store this week. Will it be a newer ok one or is there a chance it could be a dud :thumbsup: ?

  • das_sey

Posted February 23, 2006 - 12:30 PM

#4

Not sure about the new ones, I will tell you I bought one 1 1/2 yrs ago and it would never stay in. I try calling and emailing the company, they just ignored my request altogether. I for one will never deal with them, very shotty customer service. On top of that, I now have to use a plyable silicone to hold the original in. Not a pleasant experience, but that is just my opinion.

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  • clark4131

Posted February 23, 2006 - 02:46 PM

#5

How long ago was this? I got mine from the TT store this week. Will it be a newer ok one or is there a chance it could be a dud :thumbsup: ?


I'd bet yours is fine since it's newer...SC

  • Yamaster

Posted February 23, 2006 - 04:12 PM

#6

The one on my dads bike did that last weekend at sand mountain, I thought it was just not threaded in at first, but then I took a closer look and noticed that there was a small chunk of rubber on it. That chunk of rubber was a piece of the o-ring in there. So he drove down and got a new o-ring and made the spring a bit tighter and havent had any problems since.

  • joshb

Posted February 23, 2006 - 07:13 PM

#7

I've got an old one and its held up :thumbsup: never came loose

  • Matty05

Posted February 23, 2006 - 07:19 PM

#8

I have read in a couple of threads now that the zipty screws can vibrate loose and be lost on a ride.

How common is this problem? :thumbsup: What should be done to prevent it? :thumbsup:

Don't worry mate, just make sure you use the o-ring from the old screw.
You can stretch the spring a tiny bit more for more pressure on it, but not to worry.




 
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