Gas Dribble from vent

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  1. H20rider

    H20rider New Member

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    Anyone having seepage from their gas cap vent? The one on their bike, that is.
    The cap vent is a copper tube curled in a spiral 4 3-4 times
    It's clear when I blow through it, and dripples gas at odd times when riding.
    The tank is not completely full. Motor's a four stroke (Honda clone), 49 cc with a stainless tank under the bar (typical boardtrack configuration).
    Also, I notice that sometimes there are air bubbles in the fuel line.
    Revs seem to surge and then slow at idle...and when riding...with occasional stalls when braking the bike.
    Thanks, in advance.....
     
  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    It's normal. Some guys drill a hole on the center cap and insert a vent tube, like the old dirt bikes.
     
  3. H20rider

    H20rider New Member

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    Thanks for the reassurance and advice.
    I have a curly-Q copper tube on it....but maybe I'll carry a short length of extra tubing to divert the drips when the tank is full.
     
  4. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    Yeah, it's no biggy. Mine does it too. Especially if the roads have been bumpy.
     

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