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?
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.
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.
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.