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  • Brad101 Posts: 2
    Stock Poster Brad101
    22 May 2018 02:55 PM

    Hello I have just joined this forum and I am after a bit of advice.

    I recently purchased a new 2018 Softail deluxe with the 107 Milwaukee. On many occasions I have had very strong petrol smells and recently seen fuel dripping underneath the rear of the bike.

    I put the bike in for its first mandatory service (1300kms) and they advised me the fuel is coming out of the vacuum release hose for the tank which is meant to suck air into the fuel tank to stop an increase in vacuum pressure, But it seems to be a rather large amount of fuel and I am a bit concerned.

    Is this normal?

  • Kingchops Posts: 0
    Kingchops
    22 May 2018 03:00 PM
    Hi, and welcome to the forum.
    It's not normal.  I've only ever seen this happen when the tank is overfilled or when the weather is right and the fuel expands in a full tank.  Next time you fill up, try and leave the fuel level 10mm or so below the top of the filler and see if it happens then.

  • paulybronco Posts: 9788
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    22 May 2018 03:01 PM
    No not normal. I think your breather is crimped not allowing the vacuum to release. 
  • Sniffenabout Posts: 152
    Canberra
    Stock Poster Sniffenabout
    23 May 2018 10:07 PM
    Relax. It's just marking it's territory like my dog does.
  • Baloffski Posts: 1079
    Victoria
    Performance Poster Baloffski
    23 May 2018 10:12 PM
    Posted by Sniffenabout on 23 May 2018 10:07 PM
    Relax. It's just marking it's territory like my dog does.

     Yup, is cool, and settle for mo..

  • Brad101 Posts: 2
    Stock Poster Brad101
    24 May 2018 08:48 AM
    Posted by StinkFinger on 22 May 2018 03:16 PM
    Are you over filling it?

     I don't think so, The fuel from the nozzle stops way before it is full so I have to top it up slowly.

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