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Turn fuel tap to OFF when bike is off?

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As above :)

Perhaps a stupid question. I've just always done it with dirt bikes.
 

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Yes I do, but you shouldnt have to. I only turn mine off as it has a really slow leak that gets fuel into the airbox after a few days
 

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I use to do it but a few times in the morning rush I forgot to put it back to ON before realising when the bike started feeling underpowered haha Now I don't bother.
 

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Always.
1) Once saw an old Zundapp being pulled apart. The petrol was leaking into the cylinders and the crank cases were filled with oil the same viscosity as...well... petrol. Couldn't help but think it was a bomb waiting to go off.
2) Knackers once tried to steal my dirtbike. Got it unstrapped, off the trailer, and started in about 5 minutes. Impressive....but the retards forgot to turn on the petrol tap. Found it stuck in a hedge down the street.
 
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1) Once saw an old Zundapp being pulled apart. The petrol was leaking into the cylinders and the crank cases were filled with oil the same viscosity as...well... petrol. Couldn't help but think it was a bomb waiting to go off.
2) Knackers once tried to steal my dirtbike. Got it unstrapped, off the trailer, and started in about 5 minutes. Impressive....but the retards forgot to turn on the petrol tap. Found it stuck in a hedge down the street.
I do, but i think it's only important on older bikes that are more prone to leaking needles/diaphams etc.
 

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never even thought about turning it off.
 
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