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Old 06-29-2011, 07:24 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by shuston View Post
Well, it does to me. The tank needs to pressurize, and the fuel volume was such that it wasn't able to be pressurized. Once I siphoned fuel out, it started, and runs just fine. So, if that wasn't the problem, please tell me what was.
I'm not here to start a fight ....
While I would not recommend you do this on a regualar basis ...
I once rode for about 100 miles with my gas cap unlatched - no problem bike ran fine.

As an experiment you could carefully put the squirter-straw from a can of WD-40 in the gas tank opening to insure the tank was vented. I will bet you that the bike runs fine. The fuel tank may end up with a slight positive or negative pressure due to temperature changes and the check-valve in the vent line, but IMHO the tank does not have to be pressurized for the bike to run.

Overfilling and screwing up the canister I can see... but I don't think the system needs to be pressurized.

JRWooden screwed with this post 06-29-2011 at 07:32 PM
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