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Old 04-13-2014, 06:02 PM   #1
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R100GSPD tank proplem

After a nice ride the other day my bike fell over while parked and somehow the gas cap must have got rattled. Now the gas cap doesn't seal perfectly, inside the tank i can see some damage to the groove where the cap pulls tight when twisted closed. i can smell gas while riding. what options do i have?
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:45 PM   #2
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Oh dear

Do you think you could take a photo of the damaged area?
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:48 PM   #3
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Do you think you could take a photo of the damaged area?

How far Northwest?
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:04 PM   #4
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You don't say what year or if the steel or nylon tank? Sure it didn't crack somewhere. Was the tank full when it fell? Did it hit something sharp or a flat surface.
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:39 AM   #5
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a little more info

I guess i should describe better, it's a 1995 GSPD classic with a big full 9g nylon tank, i had just filled it to the brim and then rode 22 mi home, now that i write this i am banging my head wondering why i didn't take more care with parking in my driveway and realizing just how much top weight that is....dam. i will try to get a pic of the area of damage, to look at the tank part of the tank/cap joint you see a groove for the cap tangs to ride in, it gets gradually wider and has a notch that it sits in when twisted tight, it's that notch where the damage is, it's not broken but the cap when twisted all the way on no longer seals and gas fumes puke out and up my nose. also i'm 25 mi east of Astoria right smack in Jewell Oregon. thanks for your help. GJ
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:16 AM   #6
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Fabricate a gasket ?

It may be possible to fabricate a temporary gasket with some cloth tape wrapped around the threads of the cap
This may stop the vapor escaping.

I have the same tank, I'll post a photo of the area for comparison.
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