How to fix tank overflow tube
randygrein at comcast.net
Mon Aug 4 21:24:51 PDT 2008
Leave it to Z to come up with a creative temporary solution. Keep it
in mind for the next failure, they seem to break a lot.
Randy Grein, WMRRA #41
On Aug 4, 2008, at 2:00 PM, zoran wrote:
> inlarge hole where it broke off,pull pipe up through it,fill it with
> JB weld around and stick pipe in JB weld.
> you can also close hole all together and plug pipe on bottom of
> tank.eliminate pipe all together.
> only reason it is there is for fuel to drain out of area around cap
> if you spill it.use towel in such case :)
> Zoran Vujasinovic
> Twin Works Factory
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Wendell Crain" <wendell_crain at hotmail.com
> To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at micapeak.com>
> Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2008 3:14 PM
> Subject: RE: How to fix tank overflow tube
> I know I have seen this somewhere, either here or on svrider.com but
> cannot remember. I have done some searches, but must not be using
> the right keywords to pick it up. Or not recognizing it. Anyway, I
> found today in changing my gas cap that the drainage tube that is
> welded to recess of the area the cap sits in has broken off the top
> of the tank. Can anyone point me in the direction of fixing this
> quickly? We have an endurance race next Saturday, the 9th, and the
> kids are doing sprints on the next day. If it is not an easy or
> quick fix, my thought was to get a small bolt and nut with a couple
> rubber washers to seal off the opening. Then pinch closed the tube
> inside the tank. This could cause an issue with water around the cap
> because it would have no where to go, but I am kind of limited in
> options. The only other thing would be if someone had an extra tank
> they wanted to get rid of and could ship out quickly.
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