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Old 07-02-2004, 07:17 AM
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Gas Caps

What is the differnce between vented and non-vented gas caps? Do most people use one vs. the other? Thanks
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Old 07-02-2004, 09:28 AM
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your tank needs a vent, to vent air in while letting gas out.....

if your cap is not vented, you need a vent elsewhere....

might as well hide the vent in the cap!
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Old 07-02-2004, 11:42 AM
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If you don't vent your tank your bike will not run!
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Old 07-02-2004, 11:55 AM
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Thanks for replying! Why do they sell them w/o vents??
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Old 07-02-2004, 11:59 AM
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some tanks, not many have vents elseware....... most commonly seen on early 90s street bikes.... where they had a nipple in the top/front of the tank with a hose for ventilation...
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Thanks for clearing that up littlef and shovel!
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Old 07-02-2004, 11:26 PM
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The original reason for nonvented was on the fatbob tanks if the fuel level was high, and the bike was on the kickstand, the left cap(nonvented) would completely seal so the fuel wouldn't leak out. The right side had the vented cap.
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Old 07-06-2004, 11:03 AM
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FAT BOB

I have a split FAT Bob tank and recently purchased the Kuryakyn aircraft style caps, one vented the other non vented. My right cap is vented and the right tank has the pressure nipple in the bottom of the tank next to the hose line connecting it to the left tank. My left gas cap is non vented but there is no vent. The left tank obvioulsy has the petcock and gas line out of is and a hose connecting it to the left tank which is vented. Am I good?
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Old 07-20-2004, 07:35 PM
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you just described a stock harley set-up...you're good
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Haze 324 there should also be a cross over line between the tanks on top also. This is a vent line. most people forget this line and get gas spilage.
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