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post #1 of 10 Old 09-12-2013, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Gas cap question

Just got an 06 yerterday with 12000 miles & while it wasn't a bad bike, it needed some TLC. A wash to get excess chain lube, brake dust & other crud was in order. I washed the tank like any other bike's tank & after wiping the tank I decide to check the gas since i have never actually opened the gas cap.

Anyway as soon as I open the cap, I see there is water accumulated underneath the gas cap & it spills into the tank Luckily there is plenty of gas in there courtesy of the seller.

So is there a rubber seal around the gas cap that prevents water from rushing in? Or is this normal?

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post #2 of 10 Old 09-12-2013, 08:12 AM
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There should be a drain hole I believe on the left ( when sitting on the bike) maybe plugged my 919 sat out all the time until last year when I finally got a garage never got water in the tank


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There should be a drain hole I believe on the left ( when sitting on the bike) maybe plugged my 919 sat out all the time until last year when I finally got a garage never got water in the tank


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I suspected this to be case. But wanted to make sure of anything missing. I noticed that the water that couldn't spill over, just sat there. I had to use 2 bounties to soak up that water. How would I go about opening up those hoses? Guess I have to lift the tank after all.

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This is what mine looks like



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This is what mine looks like
Thanks Dan, sorry to fubar your image but heres what I was asking about & I got my answer. I thought there would an o-ring or similar where I have marked the red arrows. The water filled up where I have pointed the blue arrow. Looks like I will have to clean that hose real good to get it working.
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I don't believe the outer ring is sealed, check the drain hole for clogs


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You could try a rubber tipped air wand and compressed air may save raising the tank


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Check the drain hose at the bottom too, I had the drain hose on my Nighthawk S
melt closed on the bottom from some foreign chemical, snipped the end off it and a whole bunch of water ran out


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no No o ring there.

Your drain / overflow line is clogged or pinched. You should see a hole on the clutch side of the opening for the gas tank. water / excess gas will drain through there.

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Thanks for the suggestions guys.

I have the tank up & currently there are 2 hoses that come out on the clutch side. One is thicker than the other. Which one is the drain hose? They are not kinked, perhaps one of them gets kinked when installed.

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