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Author Topic: leaky gas cap  (Read 1601 times)


  • Grand Gearhead
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leaky gas cap
« on: October 11, 2007, 06:15:08 pm »
anyone have any ideas on how to get the gas cap to seal better?..
everytime I go for a ride, I have gas all over my tank when I get back.
the paint next to the rubber seal is already gone.. :o

It's a 2007.

and the dealer I got the bike from no longer sells RE's..


« Last Edit: October 11, 2007, 07:38:30 pm by scotty »


  • Grand Gearhead
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Re: leaky gas cap
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2007, 07:42:44 pm »
Same thing happens to me. Maybe CMW can come up with an accessory for this, like a better rubber gasket.


  • Grease Monkey
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Re: leaky gas cap
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2007, 11:23:57 pm »
Don't know about the later bikes, but my 2000 model has a little hole in the top to release pressure. I noticed it would leak out the hole when the tank was full. The hole is offset so I always make sure that it is at the top of the cap instead of the bottom. No more leaking problems......Dew.
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  • Psalm 23
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Re: leaky gas cap
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2007, 08:02:57 am »
My 2006 only leaks when I fill it up too close to the top.

I'd try cutting a second rubber ring gasket and just overlaying the OEM one. It it worked you could glue them together or just leave well enough alone.