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    Just thought I would share an experience that I had about a month ago, as a new rider that other new riders may be unaware of:

    What basically happened is that I filled the tank right up,
    Rode a short distance and parked up.
    It was a very hot day and the heat had expanded the fuel up and out of the overflow value (put there as a safety feature if you ever stack it I guess)
    Fuel was pissing out of a small black tube at the bottom.
    I called road side assist and they told me about the overflow valve. They said that if I had gone even a short distance further before stopping then it probably wouldn't have happened.




    Check out my video:





    I showed this video to a more experienced rider who said that if it ever happens again, just pop the fuel cap to release the pressure, ride a short distance and lock it back in and you wont get the overflow.




    My Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_B...SMXhyPlVsuievw

  • #2
    Just don't fill your tank past the catch in the tank opening (as per owners manual).

    Problem: no more
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    • #3
      Originally posted by thro View Post
      Just don't fill your tank past the catch in the tank opening (as per owners manual).

      Problem: no more
      Or have a centre stand and also have no issues
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      • #4
        or have a bike that drains your fuel tank within an hour and a half, that works great for me
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        • #5
          Pull a massive minga immediately after each refuelling... any excess fuel will drain magically.
          I'm pretty sure this instruction is in your manual.

          S.
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          • #6
            Check your fuel cap's breather as well as the owners manual.

            *instead of the American scourge of the talky riding filming thingy.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mach1 Aussie View Post
              Just thought I would share an experience that I had about a month ago, as a new rider that other new riders may be unaware of:

              What basically happened is that I filled the tank right up,
              Rode a short distance and parked up.
              It was a very hot day and the heat had expanded the fuel up and out of the overflow value (put there as a safety feature if you ever stack it I guess)
              Fuel was pissing out of a small black tube at the bottom.
              I called road side assist and they told me about the overflow valve. They said that if I had gone even a short distance further before stopping then it probably wouldn't have happened.




              Check out my video:





              I showed this video to a more experienced rider who said that if it ever happens again, just pop the fuel cap to release the pressure, ride a short distance and lock it back in and you wont get the overflow.




              My Channel:

              https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_B...SMXhyPlVsuievw
              do you know what it means if it randomly dribbles out a few drops here and there ?
              its coming out of the fuel overflow pipe but I never overfill fill the tank, reckon could be condensation but what do you reckon ?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PV View Post
                do you know what it means if it randomly dribbles out a few drops here and there ?
                its coming out of the fuel overflow pipe but I never overfill fill the tank, reckon could be condensation but what do you reckon ?
                have a look at the under side of your fuel cap, the 500's have a totally removable push activated lock when you close it, right? is there any damage or tears or whatever in the rubber seal. when you push it locked is it clicking firmly in to place.

                there could be a chance if the rubber seal isn't sealing then some vapour, or splash could escape and accumulate in the outer catch area where the overflow drain is ?
                I cant help it if your perceptions don't match my reality


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