noise from gas cap?


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Re: noise from gas cap?

Post by joeincalif » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:26 am



I had a Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad, and when the tank got low on fuel it did the same thing. Once you opened the cap to refill it it went away.


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Re: noise from gas cap?

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:23 pm

It has to do with the temperature of the gas. Depending on the temperature of the gas, it will vaporize and pressurize whatever container it is contained within. The gas cap vent is designed to prevent the tank from developing too much pressure, as well as allowing air into the tank to replace fuel that is being consumed.

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Re: noise from gas cap?

Post by OnPapasWing » Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:34 pm

I will say that after that time I posted I never heard it again. FM :lol:

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Re: noise from gas cap?

Post by BENJEE2112 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:17 pm

Dusty Boots wrote:
Thu May 22, 2014 6:08 pm
FWIW .... I've had mine since 12,000 k on it. Now has 260,+++ k on it and has done it from day one.
wow… 260k + in 2014. do you still have it? Impressive.
theres a 1500 in a Sarasota Bike shop that has been retired at 500,000 miles. still running when parked



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