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ZX10R squeek from fuel tank - June 22, 2008, 12:35 PM

I get a noise from my fuel tank cap almost like when you pull the end of a balloon out at the sides. My dealer (over the phone) said it may be a issue with the tank being in a vacuum, but it seems to be over pressurizing. I say this because it happens even if the bike has not been ridden, but is sitting in the sun and the tank is warm.
I know there is a seal on a spring that is supposed to vent pressure to the hose, but it seems free moving. It's pretty embarassing sometimes.


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Kawi hasn't figured how to vent the tank without it whistling. I just sing along with it.


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I'll just tell people to back up because it is growling at them.


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Kawi hasn't figured how to vent the tank without it whistling. I just sing along with it.


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Thanks for the info, all!


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mine started that after i painted it, i found that when i put the tank back on i pinched the breather hose a little. if you've had your tank off check it out, could be fixable. mine hasnt squeaked since.


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mine started that after i painted it, i found that when i put the tank back on i pinched the breather hose a little. if you've had your tank off check it out, could be fixable. mine hasnt squeaked since.
So yours doesn't do it? Huh. I have checked the hose and it wasn't pinched. I also took a blood pressure cuff inflator and verified that there is air flow through it. Kaw's are the damndest things sometimes. I got squirrely and lubed the seal with a little oil and that seemed to help but not solve.


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