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    RSV Mille leaking gas baddly

    So my 2001 aprilia rsv mille with 36tkm under its belt started leaking gas. Badly. I'm no mechanic but I took off some fairings and found out the gas pours out from a tube near my crotch. It poured out maybe 4 liters after i filled the tank and then stopped all good.

    *couldn't upload pictures for what ever reason, so made links to them

    The bigger picture: http://puu.sh/ALaTp/27ee6bce1c.jpg

    So the location of the leak is at the bottom of the tank near my crotch.

    The leak: http://puu.sh/ALaUG/d845554653.jpg

    There are two hoses that look identical. One of them is the leaking pipe and the other just sits there looking innocent as ever. The male adapters look like a perfect match to the two tubes but they only seem to lead to bottom of the bike, directing the gas leak out of my legs. What is the purpose of these pipes and what is the problem?

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    One of the pipes in the tank has broken. You need to repair the broken pipe or get a second hand good tank.

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    The purpose of the pipes a one is a breather, and the other is the drain for the fuel tank filler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hertsrsvr View Post
    One of the pipes in the tank has broken. You need to repair the broken pipe or get a second hand good tank.
    Can you tell what pipe it is that has broken? Is there a good guide online that show how to repair the broken pipe?

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    Ethanol additives have done this, there are threads on this problem

    Leaking fuel tank vent pipe

    Take off fuel pump and repair with ethanol resistant repair pipes, it not easy, best option is a new tank.

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