Clarke tank on WR400 boiling Gas?!?!
Posted April 22, 2004 - 05:16 PM
Anyone seen this happen before?
How dangerous is this?
Posted April 22, 2004 - 05:27 PM
Posted April 23, 2004 - 01:12 AM
He opened his tank and all this preasure released.
>> have your friend remove the one way valve in the vent line.
Posted April 23, 2004 - 03:47 AM
He looked inside and the gas was moving like water before it starts boiling. [QUOTE]
The clogged vent line notwithstanding, when my bike is idling (with a Clarke clear tank) the gas looks like it's on a slow boil. It's just the engine vibration transferring thru to the tank/gas.
Posted April 23, 2004 - 05:22 AM
he clogged vent line notwithstanding, when my bike is idling (with a Clarke clear tank) the gas looks like it's on a slow boil. It's just the engine vibration transferring thru to the tank/gas.
...The bike was off. Tank was very hot.
I guess the oneway valve would lead to more preasure which would increase heat. I'll tell him.
Reflective tape sounds like a good thing too...
Posted April 23, 2004 - 05:33 AM
It takes fumes and spark to get fire. Exellent idea to change the one way valve to let the fumes out.
Posted April 23, 2004 - 07:46 AM
It's inexpensive and easy to install. You can find it at most speed shops, and at the usual online speed shops like Summit or Jegs.
Besides being dangerous, boiling off the low end components of your fuel will make jetting really inconsistent, and flatten out throttle response. This is an especially big problem for guys running pump fuel due to the large temperature span of the fuel components. Once those low ends are gone pump fuel is really difficult to get jetted right.