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My new Monster 1000S ie tends to leak fuel if I fill it up.
(below neck) It will only hold about 2 gallons without leakage. Does anyone know anything about the feul leak problem with these new monsters.
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i haven't heard of any problems, but a visual inspection should show where the leak is. i would look around the hinge. i would also bring it back to the dealer immediately.
 

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Where is it leaking from?
 

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A while back I posted about fuel going out my overflow and gushing out of the tank cap (leaving me with a crotch full of gas) after filling up. I discovered that the interior tank hose from the gas cap overflow ring to the internal tank steel line (that leads to the back of the tank) had split right where it connected to the internal steel line. So, anytime I filled up the tank over the spot where the internal hose was split, gas would leak out the overflow hose (not good. If you still have the carbon canister, it just fills up). Also, with the tank full, as I acelerated, fuel would get pushed up the split hose into the overflow ring and out the the gas cap (the overflow ring is not sealed from the outside). I had to take the gas cap off, disconnect the overflow ring hose from the internal steel line, cut the split part of the hose off and reconnect. All is well now.

One thing that I noticed as a result of this was that when filling the tank, if filling with the gas pump nozzle pointing to the right inside the tank, it is possible to jam the nozzle against the overlflow hose/steel line connection and cause a split, so I now only fill with the gas pump nozzle stuck into the tank pointing left!

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