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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-05-2008, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Whistling Fuel Tank

The other night I came home from riding for about an hour put the bike in the garage and was puttering around cleaning and dusting the bike when I heard this high pitched whistle coming from the tank. I figured it had something to do with the tank vent so I opened the tank and it stopped. Does anyone know what caused that and if it's normal or is there something I need to do?

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Mine does that very often. Especially when sitting in the direct sunlight. I've come to think of it as the Vulcan war cry.

So, IMO, it's normal.


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That is just mormal,fuel expansion. It is like having a gas can in the heat, you can watch it expand as it gets hotter. Then when you open the lid all the pressure is released. That whisle sound is the pressure being released throught the cap.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-05-2008, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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I figured that it was expansion or contraction of some sort causing the whistle.

So long as I know it's nothing to worry about we're good.


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About two months ago, in the General Discussion forum, somebody else had the same problem....

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-05-2008, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Doug,
I was looking for that thread but couldn't find it. I'll get out my paper clip tonight.

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