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post #1 of 4 Old Aug 30th, 2008, 6:36 pm Thread Starter
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Ok, new rider question. Like an idiot I over filled the gas tank of my R1200RT. It over flowed enough to spill a small amount on the ground. Now I am fairly sure gasoline evaporates quickly, but are there any concerns I should have. I am not planning a long ride for at least 12 hours.

Please don't be to rough on me. I already feel pretty stupid.


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post #2 of 4 Old Aug 30th, 2008, 6:42 pm
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Re: Gas ex

Hey Louis Welcome.

I don't own a RT but the LT has an overflow hose...I imagine yours does as well........if not no biggie 'cept for your paint finish.

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post #3 of 4 Old Aug 30th, 2008, 8:04 pm
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Re: Gas ex

You will be fine. Spills like that on hot engines can be troublesome if a fire breaks out. I usually try to flush the area with water if you can find it (remember the free air and water at gas stations?).

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post #4 of 4 Old Aug 30th, 2008, 9:49 pm Thread Starter
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Re: Gas ex

Thanks guys. I figured all was good. Wife and I are going to take a nice ride around the Rockies tomorrow. Just wanted to make sure I was not going to blow up.

I will try to post a few pictures.

Thanks again.

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