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Leaking Tank Gasket AGAIN!

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So... I had a leaky gas tank gasket at the start of last season, well.. I had it replaced with a new one, and when I was putting my bike in storage I noticed it was leaking again. :banghead FML! Is this normal to have these damned things fail in less than a year of riding??


Ps- Where is the best place to get a replacement?
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There is a huge thread on this subject - search it out, it has a lot of useful info. Some people weren't getting 3 months out of a new gasket:O. One guy sid it had something to do with where the gasket seals to the tank lip - he straightend his somehow and had no more troubles, as did a few others IIRC.

I have a '97 with the old 2 part gasket - when mine leaked the was a 6 week wait for new gaskets in NZ:confused; I ended up re-using the old one with Hylomar Blue gasket compound. This was over a year ago, and she hasn't leaked a drop since.

Also make sure you have the 2 rubbers that the tank sits on - these can get lost, and without them the tank will get lateral pressure on it, making it prone to leakage.
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