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Old 01-25-2010, 03:06 PM   #1
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2001 R1 fuel - Common problem??

24Jan - gettin gas, bike starts dumping fuel..get home lift the tank, seems fuel is coming from nipple beneath tank, running down evac hose to ground. Is the oem tank double lined?? Tank exterior has no damage, but can only fill halfway before leak begins (leaks at only 1 of 2 nipples beneath)
1) What'll happen if I plug the drain nipple?
2) Can the drain nipples be connected via u-hose? essentially plugging completely.

I don't wanna morph into a +/-80mph fireball.

Anyone with knowledge, pls advise.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:30 PM   #2
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80mph fireballs are cool!

the drains are there for a reason, to drain overflow, and to vent fumes in the heat. if you block them off, or connect them you are a ticking timebomb.
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:51 PM   #3
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Not sure about the r1 but one of those lines should be a drain for the are around the gas cap and the other is a vent. Have u ever left the little vent on a gas can close and let it sit for a few days? Do not plug them. You think maybe when u put gas in it you might have spilt some gas around the fill hole cuz that could it.
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As stated above. The tank is double lined to hold the gas inclosed incase of an accident. One of the drains is also for water that may seep between the gas cap and the actual gas holding tank(see the seal on the tank top.)
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