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Offline The ice man

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My gas cap leaks when tank is tipped on side? I Looked at the locking gas cap. I don't see anything obviously wrong with it? I would think it is not supposed to leak if the bike is dropped ? But it would leak if you tip it over? This bike is a California model I don't know if that has anything to do with it or not? Do they all leak if tipped over or is something wrong with my bike? Could this start a fire? I don't see anything in the service manual about this?

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Re: Gas tank leaks from gas cap when tipped on side? California model
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2017, 08:59:48 pm »
Using the side or centerstand will prevent this... :)) . Pretty sure they all will leak a bit if tipped .
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Re: Gas tank leaks from gas cap when tipped on side? California model
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2017, 09:52:48 pm »
Perhaps someone did as I had done to my 2005, removed the vent check valve in the cap. Never had an issue with it leaking even though I always filled it to the top of the neck (and then drove it home or somewhere) but then I never had it on its side either. It did solve the irritating "whistle" from the cap as temperature changed/increased.
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