Gas overflow from left cap

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Deacon, May 3, 2009.

  1. Deacon

    Deacon New Member

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    I have been through the treads on fuel overflow, new caps on order as a precaution. No gas came from the overflow tube, checking for obstruction.

    Here is what happened, 90 Softail (70K miles), 20 miles ridden after fill, bike sat in the sun till noon (5 hours), 2 + gallons overflowed from left cap.

    Obviously a surprise, checked the right tank, near enough empty. Checked the left tank, full. No tank pressure notice. It was a hot day but this much pressure to empty the right tank seems very odd. Before I take her out again, anything else I should do?

    Thanks,
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    It sounds as if the right tank cap isn't venting and the sun caused pressure build up and forced the gas to the left side and being it was on the stand it helped it too.