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Old 11-06-2012, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I was reading the other winter storage thread. Regarding the new plastic tanks, could I keep the fuel cap cracked open to prevent expansion over the winter?

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Expansion is due to the tank material absorbing water from (the alcohol in) the fuel, not because of any pressure differences. Cracking the cap will not make any difference.

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Old 11-07-2012, 05:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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OK thanks. Guess I will drain it. Is it easier to drain from the top with a pump? Or from the bottom. Or I guess I could ride it till its almost empty. But its 30 degrees out here, so maybe not.

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Old 11-08-2012, 09:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't know on your bike. Mine is an old carbed M900, and it's easier from the bottom. (Although mine is a metal tank and gets stored full anyway.)

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