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downtime gas evaperation

So, I filled my tank because you guys say the tank will rust if I don't. I just randomly oened the tank to smell if the gas had gone bad yet, and there is not much gas in the tank from what I can tell. How bad is this? Should I go to get some gas and refill it?

My bike is almost finished being fixed n stuff and now I am really worried about having to replace my tank or something like that!

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Did you fill it yesterday or like 2 years ago?

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^^Haha. Seriously. Hydrocarbon takes a while to evap. Not only that, did you leave the cap open?


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no the cap is on and i filled it like 3-4 months ago maybe. it is in my florida car port. 90 degrees every day. What should I do?

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See if there's a leak if not just filler back up!


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^^Haha. Seriously. Hydrocarbon takes a while to evap. Not only that, did you leave the cap open?
Actually, there are a lot of factors which will determine how fast a liquid will evaporate (concentration, concentration of foreign elements in the air, airflow, humidity, pressure and temperature and so on). Any space where fuel is stored (which would be the gas tank) where gasoline vapor consumes any volume not already consumed by the fuel itself will have zero evaporation rate. Now, because there is airflow in the tank (caused by the overflow hose), however minimal it really is, temperature fluctuations will have the greatest effect on evaporation rate.

Anyway, who told you that your tank will rust? Are you pouring water into your tank? The amount of condensation that forms from temperature fluctuations should be minimal and shouldn't affect your tank in any way. I highly doubt your bike will be out of commission long enough for any sort of condensation within your tank to cause a negative effect, regardless of how much fuel is in the tank.



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Actually, there are a lot of factors which will determine how fast a liquid will evaporate (concentration, concentration of foreign elements in the air, airflow, humidity, pressure and temperature and so on). Any space where fuel is stored (which would be the gas tank) where gasoline vapor consumes any volume not already consumed by the fuel itself will have zero evaporation rate. Now, because there is airflow in the tank (caused by the overflow hose), however minimal it really is, temperature fluctuations will have the greatest effect on evaporation rate.

Anyway, who told you that your tank will rust? Are you pouring water into your tank? The amount of condensation that forms from temperature fluctuations should be minimal and shouldn't affect your tank in any way. I highly doubt your bike will be out of commission long enough for any sort of condensation within your tank to cause a negative effect, regardless of how much fuel is in the tank.
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I'm just saying, there's no need for him to worry. If he had a fuel leak then he would be able to smell it. It's just evaporation. Unless he clamps his overflow hose and eliminates airflow in his tank then he's going to get evaporation.



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I'm just saying, there's no need for him to worry. If he had a fuel leak then he would be able to smell it. It's just evaporation. Unless he clamps his overflow hose and eliminates airflow in his tank then he's going to get evaporation.
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both the track bikes were left in the trailer for about a month and both fuel pump had to be replaced.....Florida heat sucks

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if its been parked outside for that long. i would make sure you lock it up. my friend parked her R6 outside for a few months and just last week it was stolen.

you gas issue. someone might be stealing your gas....
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both the track bikes were left in the trailer for about a month and both fuel pump had to be replaced.....Florida heat sucks
Heat is the enemy... but how does this aid his fuel evaporation problem?



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Fill it up. Unless you can smell fuel or see it leaking, I don't think you have any problems.

And I said think. If your bike blows up and you land in the top of a large tree and live... don't call your lawyer and try to sue me.



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Fill it up. Unless you can smell fuel or see it leaking, I don't think you have any problems.

And I said think. If your bike blows up and you land in the top of a large tree and live... don't call your lawyer and try to sue me.



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ok thanks for the help guys. I just wanted to make sure that everything would be ok. I will fill it back up tomorrow.

Do you think I will need a new fuel pump now??

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Heat is the enemy... but how does this aid his fuel evaporation problem?
It will fix his bike when it won't start.....

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ok thanks for the help guys. I just wanted to make sure that everything would be ok. I will fill it back up tomorrow.

Do you think I will need a new fuel pump now??
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