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the gas cap on the 1000's? the reason I ask is yesterday I filled up and forgot to put the gas cap back on. It ran fine before the fill up then after filling up about 2 or 3 miles later is started running crappy. Almost like it was getting to much fuel. Of course I didn't discover the cap off until this morning. Before I can take it out and test my theory I need to replace the front brake master cylinder. The one that's one it now started leaking yesterday and I have NO idea what bike it came from (picked it up in a junk yard when the OEM res. started leaking).

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I'm not sure if the gas cap venting is essential, would have expected the GL1000 to still run good without one.

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think maybe the fuel tank was building pressure and making up for a faulty pump?

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Just by coincedance I had some running issues, that seemed like fuel starvation. I unhooked the line to the fuel pump with a full tank of gas and got a good flow out from gravity so ruled out tank and line up to the fuel pump. I have a clear fuel filter and it seemed to be empty after i stoped riding. I disconected it and gravity fead it full of gas. Bike ran good for a minute or two then ran crappy. Looking at the fuel filter lines it looked like it was pumping back into the fuel line in pulses. I pulled the fuel pump top off and found the puck on the intake side of the pump was stuck in it's little brass cap. I pulled it out and cleaned the puck and the cap and after putting it back togeather could hear the puck rattle when the pump top was shaken. Put back together and rans good again.
So your cap could have been holding some of the back pressure from a dirty inlet puck on you pump? I drilled my cap out so no back preesure in mine
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