Gas tank pressurised!
Posted April 03, 2004 - 09:13 PM
I have one of those aftermarket cap vent valves that is billet with a one way valve in it. I thought it was just supposed to stop gas but let air out. Anyone know of a better valve out there?
Posted April 04, 2004 - 02:56 AM
This has come up numerous times since 1998. That valve did exactly what it is supposed to do >> on a tip-over, it prevents ANYTHING from coming out, be it gasoline vapor or fluid. It is a spring loaded check valve.
I don't know how much the D.O.T., Tree Huggers, etc have contibuted to this gizmo. It DOES have it's assets >> keeping fuel in the tank where it cannot ignite, instead of draining onto your leg on a tip-over.
When the tank pressurizes like this, your jetting becomes nothing short of a nightmare.
I, along w/ quite a few other TT'ers, removed ours over the years >> problem solved.
Posted April 04, 2004 - 04:49 AM
Posted April 04, 2004 - 06:27 AM
Posted April 04, 2004 - 07:30 AM
After thinking about it I have noticed a little fuel draining under my bike occasionally when I stop after riding hard. I thought it was coming from the overflows.
Unfortunatly I gave my stock tube too a friend. I guess I will get another one.
Thanks for the replys,