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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Ok. Mine never leaked after removing everything. I have a CA model, with fittings for 2 vent hoses. Originally both of them were connected to the "vapor recovery system" forming a "loop" where gas vapor (and liquid gas, if you overfilled it) would go into a charcoal cannister, and was then supposed to be pumped back into the tank through the other hose by some kind of pressure device. I ripped everything off, and ran hoses from both fittings down under the bike. If I fill it up all the way, then park it in the sun, I do get some gas coming out of one of the hoses and dripping on the ground as the gas expands. It does that because it takes the easy way out, through the "overflow" hose rather than the tiny tank vent, which is higher on the tank. I would not want gas all over the tank, but I don't mind a couple ounces on the ground once and a while. I usually fill it while sitting on it, with it upright, then take off, and nothing spills. I noticed the gas dripping when I filled it up, then parked and went into the station to get something to eat or drink, etc.
If you don't have a CA tank with the two hoses, you might have a situation where gas could come out the tank vent. Both mine have been CA models, bought in AZ.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike