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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-24-2008, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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gas tank question

I am hoping someone can help me with this problem of mine. I keep on getting a leak out of my vent tube on my gas tank. I have already bought a used tank, and it worked for about two months then it started to leak also. I don't know if it is being caused from vibration or what. It really has me baffled. Someone please help!!

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Could it be that you're overfilling the tank or that the rubber on the gas cap is perished?




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I don't think that it is being caused from overfilling it but I'll have to check on the rubber piece. I just know that when there is gas in there and I try to block the vent tube it will come out of the top of the tank. Maybe that rubber piece is the problem. I'll try that and see what happens.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-25-2008, 02:31 PM
 
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Over filling the tank doesn't suggest that you're filling it to the brim. Anything beyond two inches below the top is too much, especially in hot weather. Fuel will splash up into the neck and find its way into the overflow.
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yes I agree but it will drain my entire tank of gas from the vent tube.
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I'm gonna jack this thread really quick since youre in the gas tank topic.

I have a question. Does anybody know whether those gas tank cover/shelters for the newer cbr rr models will fit an f4's tank. I have 2 sets of fairings with different paint job, and it would be nice if I can just switch the fairings up then put on this cover/shelter on that matches the paint job of the other fairings.

again... sorry for jacking the thread

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yes I agree but it will drain my entire tank of gas from the vent tube.
The vent tube drains from the area around the cap - it can't drain the entire tank. It may be that the hose in question isn't a vent. Don't know of a tube which will drain the entire tank AND will cause gas to leak from the cap if it is blocked.

If it were me, I would download a manual
- do a search on 'manual' on this board. Then I would find the origin of this 'vent tube'. Then if I still couldn't figure out what was going on, I would repost giving the exact location of each end of the tube. Hope this helps....
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