How to fix tank overflow tube

Randy Grein randygrein at
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
> 775-786-4881
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Wendell Crain" <wendell_crain at 
> >
> To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at>
> 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 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.
> Thanks!
> Wendell
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