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Hi all. I'm new here and working on a yamaha xv535 and the fuel tap solenoid is dead (it doesn't activate when a charge is run through it)...

Considering a new tap is near £100, can I just put a normal main and reserve tap on it. I'm happy to not use the handlebar switch so can it be replaced with any Main Res and Off tap fixed to the old tap bolts under the auxiliary (main?) Tank?

Many thanx in advance and sorry if this is in the wrong section.


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When you say Alternative to electric driven fuel tap, is that what it is?

I thought the solenoid was part of the fuel shut off system. The fuel pump which is electric driven is elsewhere. i may be wrong, but i think the fuel tap doesn't include the pump, they are separate.

(its just the terminology you're using may be throwing me, a solenoid being just a type of switch, whereas driven implies a motor)

Removing the existing shut off valve and tap and simply replacing it with a gravity tap, is probably not difficult.

But is there enough room to get at it?

You may have to consider that If you disconnect the solenoid you may get a fault code on the ECU, so you may have that to contend with.

Can you not repair the solenoid?

I found a vid on youtube which may be of some help....


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