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Old 10-04-2013, 07:59 AM   #1
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Fuel tank distortion. Super E.

When removing a fuel tank for any length of time, what is the best way to prevent the distortion and alignment issues on re installation?
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:53 AM   #2
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Empty it first.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:20 AM   #3
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Never had any issues with the SE, full or near empty. I usually sit the tank on a sawhorse, like it sits on the bike. The Adv on the other hand,,,,, those tanks change shape every single time for some reason.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:36 AM   #4
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On the Adventure, if I can't finish a project in one day, I just remount the tanks every night.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:09 AM   #5
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The tank is just like any other X-Link fuel tank; it will expand and grow when exposed to higher temps and ethylene based fuels. You should never remove your tank with fuel still in it. If you do you'll need to completely drain it and let it both cool and breath for a good 24 hours. It will return to its original size and shape.

I've intentionally done this on a few occasions just to confirm that it will go back to its original size... it will.

Remember to let it vent completely with the cap removed from the tank.

In the future it's always best to completely drain and vent the tank prior to removing. Also remember to put the tank back on the bike when you're not working on it. And it's always a good practice not to leave fuel in you bike for more than 30 days as it will begin to break down.


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Old 10-05-2013, 03:56 PM   #6
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The tank is just like any other X-Link fuel tank; it will expand and grow when exposed to higher temps and ethylene based fuels. You should never remove your tank with fuel still in it. If you do you'll need to completely drain it and let it both cool and breath for a good 24 hours. It will return to its original size and shape.

I've intentionally done this on a few occasions just to confirm that it will go back to its original size... it will.

Remember to let it vent completely with the cap removed from the tank.

In the future it's always best to completely drain and vent the tank prior to removing. Also remember to put the tank back on the bike when you're not working on it. And it's always a good practice not to leave fuel in you bike for more than 30 days as it will begin to break down.


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Yep. Thanks again for that same advice, recently.
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