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    Posted: 02 Nov 2017 at 13:10
Hello, first post about a bike I've owned for not far over a week, what can possibly go wrong!

Anyway, I brought it, washed it and noticed the left side fuel cap drain point was filling with water. Having investigated using the technical method of poking some wire down there, I came across the hose connector at the base of the tank to be crudded up with what looked like a hard water build up. Eventually got it clear but I put the question of how this happened out to you all?
My only dodgy theory is a bit frustrating dirt got down there and water pooled around the metal connector causing the hard build up? Although I do question this as it was a lot of limescaley looking gunk (a good 2cm and all around the connector)
Cheers for the suggestions!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Diablo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Nov 2017 at 14:37
Very common buddy, some worse than others. Mine was a tank off job, and drill out with a 3 or 4mm drill bit. Good clean up, then a little squirt of ACF50, to the fitting.




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Cheers! I have cleaned and lubed it up but not yet drilled. May leave that for the moment but as you say its a common thing, then probably best I get the right drill bit in stock. Ta very muchSmile
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