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Old 08-27-2012, 07:50 AM   #1
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water under gas tank caps

hey Guys,
Every time I wash off my 950adv I find water under both gas tank caps.
I have to carefully use a paper towel to absorbe the water before it spills into the gas tank.

Does anyone know if this is a design problem or there is a clogged siphon I can't see.

Thanks
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:40 AM   #2
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The drain hose is pinched between the frame rails and the tanks. The dealer recently did this to me right before a trip when it rained every day. Need to fix it because if the wells around the tank opening are full it dumps water into the tank, especially on the right.

They could be plugged, but he answer is the same. Pull the tank, check the drain hoses.

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Old 08-28-2012, 04:07 AM   #3
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or if its an 03 it may be like a mates 950 and the drain holes under the caps hadn't been drilled from the factory.
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:06 AM   #4
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That could be the problem.
I see a couple of what is supossed to be a drain hole but under it, is the plastic tank.
I have cleaned them up to find if that was the problem but there's nothing under them.

Can I drill the drain holes myself?

Do you have pictures of your drain siphons?
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:21 AM   #5
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The hole lead to rubber hoses on the side of the tank near the engine, which then drain to the bottom of the bike. You have to remove the tanks to get to them.

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ps-I have a pic, but not handy. Maybe tonight if I get a minute.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:01 PM   #6
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You need to remove the tank cups to check for the draining holes.

You could have the right one on the left side and vice versa, though never heard of it. Checking with a thin wire would be the easiest-faster way.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:54 PM   #7
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hey Guys,
Every time I wash off my 950adv I find water under both gas tank caps.
I have to carefully use a paper towel to absorbe the water before it spills into the gas tank.

Does anyone know if this is a design problem or there is a clogged siphon I can't see.

Thanks
I had the same problem .
I removed both tanks extended the hose's to a area that I can get too down on the frame.
I can now check that they breath by blowing a small amount of air back through them when the caps are open , you will hear the air come out knowing there clear .

If they remained blocked water can get into the tanks as I found the caps don't seal that well .
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:05 AM   #8
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You could have the right one on the left side and vice versa, though never heard of it. Checking with a thin wire would be the easiest-faster way.
Cheers.
yes pull them out and have a proper look.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:33 PM   #9
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or if its an 03 it may be like a mates 950 and the drain holes under the caps hadn't been drilled from the factory.
Hi Y'all. This is my bike Lc8grrr is referring too - Silver 03 Adventure. KTM in their wisdom forgot to drill the holes in the tank (and also the clutch oil jet). I removed the cap by undoing the bolts the hold on the ring. The gasket left a perfect impression off where the holes should be and just drilled that sucker out. Now it can drain out the tubes. Has me beat how the previous owner never had the tanks full of water
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Hi Y'all. This is my bike Lc8grrr is referring too - Silver 03 Adventure. KTM in their wisdom forgot to drill the holes in the tank (and also the clutch oil jet). I removed the cap by undoing the bolts the hold on the ring. The gasket left a perfect impression off where the holes should be and just drilled that sucker out. Now it can drain out the tubes. Has me beat how the previous owner never had the tanks full of water

Hey TC,
I was wondering how did it go with the drilled holes.
Did it solve the problem?
Do you have some pictures?

Finally I found that ktm in its massive wisdom, put the caps wrong. The left on the right side and viceversa as mentioned by somebody before in this forum.

Regards,

Andres


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