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Originally Posted by 1potter1 View Post
It is not normal for the pressure to build up in the gas tank and not self vent.
Yes it is normal, they are made to hold a certain amount of pressure before venting.

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Originally Posted by spiralout View Post
here you said you drilled the cap not the neck
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on my '94SE, I just drilled a hole thru the edge of the filler neck...
have a picture somewhere, but can't find it.

here you said you drilled the cap not the neck

In fact, I drilled both for different reasons.... I think I misspoke the first time.

the hole in the neck was drilled to let the gas tank fill up without all of that dead air space left in it... on my 94, it just irked me that I could not fill it to the top w/o having to wait for it to burp.... so I drilled a hole in it.... I never had a problem with that because most of the time, I had to ride quite a ways before the next stop.... never once had any fuel 'get hot' and expand outside the tank...

I don't recommend it for everyone, but for my reasoning, it was my call.
and it gave me at least two extra quarts for a longer run between fuel stops.

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Simply soaking my gas cap in Sea Foam solved all the problems I was having. When it was cooler out, and the gas tank was full I was creating a vacuum that was shutting the bike down. Coasted to the side of the road many times before soaking gas cap. Never since. And to think I was just about ready to replace the fuel pump.
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