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Hey all, After I fueled bike first time and was very carefull about not overfilling. The next morning had bad gasoline smell in garage. Could not find any leaks at that time. Next day after I drove bike to work same smell after being parked but no apparent leaks again. So next day after riding again, I was parked on unpainted concrete in shop and found small stain from evaporated gas under bike at left front where Breather tube from fuel tanks exits at bottom near frame. So I checked bottom of tube and found fresh gas hanging ready to drip. So after reading owners manual and talking to dealer I thought I had better check how the gascap was sealing. Well, I had pushed down to far apparently on cap when installing when I refueled, because I could get key in and turn in cap, but not get cap off or key back out. I lightly pryed with 2 screwdrivers with rags to protect surfaces and cap popped up where I could remove and now works as is supposed to with no more leaks or gasoline odors.
 

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Hey all, After I fueled bike first time and was very carefull about not overfilling. The next morning had bad gasoline smell in garage. Could not find any leaks at that time. Next day after I drove bike to work same smell after being parked but no apparent leaks again. So next day after riding again, I was parked on unpainted concrete in shop and found small stain from evaporated gas under bike at left front where Breather tube from fuel tanks exits at bottom near frame. So I checked bottom of tube and found fresh gas hanging ready to drip. So after reading owners manual and talking to dealer I thought I had better check how the gascap was sealing. Well, I had pushed down to far apparently on cap when installing when I refueled, because I could get key in and turn in cap, but not get cap off or key back out. I lightly pryed with 2 screwdrivers with rags to protect surfaces and cap popped up where I could remove and now works as is supposed to with no more leaks or gasoline odors.
I'm sure more riders are going to experience this too. Thanx for sharing this, and the full explaination, this will help others out in the future. ;)

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The Dealer told me that there should be a little wobble in gascap when correctly installed. It seats in rubber within cap. I did not realize this when refueling and I had pushed whole cap assembly down with palm of my hand until it snapped into position(or what I thought was in position). I sure hopes this helps anyone else with this problem because the Dealer and I were stumped for awhile til I tryed to remove cap.
 

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Just to let everyone know, that all is still good. been 3 weeks since found problem with no new gas smells!!
 

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I had my first fill up today, keeping this thread in mind. Thanks! Maybe just takes getting used to but man this gas cap sucks! Who's with me?
 

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Yes, its hard to tell if you actually have it on or just laying on top. Will take some getting used to.
 

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I'm also pretty annoyed at the gas cap. Doesn't inspire much confidence with it feeling so loose. I also hate how it completely detaches forcing me to set it down somewhere when most surfaces around a gas station aren't exactly the cleanest places.
 

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Ditto That!!
 

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SkyShark said:
I normally hold cap in my left hand and add fuel with my right...... I remain seated on the bike while I refuel.
I'm guessing you've never over filled your tank because it makes a beeline straight for the seat. I'm not saying this happens often, but it does happen. I had a faulty pump that was pouring gas from up inside the handle and all over my tank. Had I been sitting on the bike I would've been soaked. Besides I like to get up and stretch. I'm not one to sit too long.
 

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Ares said:
SkyShark said:
I normally hold cap in my left hand and add fuel with my right...... I remain seated on the bike while I refuel.
I'm guessing you've never over filled your tank because it makes a beeline straight for the seat. I'm not saying this happens often, but it does happen. I had a faulty pump that was pouring gas from up inside the handle and all over my tank. Had I been sitting on the bike I would've been soaked. Besides I like to get up and stretch. I'm not one to sit too long.
+1 Exacto Mondo!!
 
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