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post #1 of 5 Old 12-27-2018, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Did a search. Couldn’t find tank vent repair instructions.

My gas tank on my 2014 isn’t venting and I’m getting the squealing etc symptoms. I did a search and found similar references to the tank vent problems but couldn’t find repair instructions. Can anybody point me in the right direction? Thanks.
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-27-2018, 04:52 PM
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We've never posted them up over here because Jeff Saline did such a great of it over on .net. Jeff even went and fixed the pictures after PhotoBucket broke the internet.

We also wear boxers and our nuts aren't overheated, so we feel fine posting a link over to .net.

Like this: https://www.klr650.net/forums/showth...ight=tank+vent

Squealing vents put me in mind of the conjugation of the irregular Latin verb "to pig", to wit, piggo, piggere, squealy, gruntum

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If the cap is capable of squealing it is functioning.

Lots of brand new bikes will squeal the fuel tank vents on the showroom floor! Some when warming, some when cooling. Go figure!

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If the cap is capable of squealing it is functioning.

Lots of brand new bikes will squeal the fuel tank vents on the showroom floor! Some when warming, some when cooling. Go figure!
Ok then so a squealing vent on a near empty tank while running and after shutting off is or is not normal? When I open the cap it goes away immediately but it may then start up again a couple minutes later. As far as engine running symptoms they aren’t real noticeable. It seems like it might be surging a little at highway speeds but it might be my imagination too. At what point should it go on reserve because it seems to run out about a half gallon or more too soon.
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It's normal. It is the squealing that lets you know that air is going in and out. When they stop working (which the squealing may be a precursor to) then a vacuum will build in the tank and the engine will starve for fuel.

I'd guess that it should go on reserve after you've used about 4 3/4 gallons of fuel. If you get 45mpg then it should hit reserve at 215ish miles.

If you think it is running out a bit too soon then you may need to service the vents, though I'm not sure why switch to reserve would do anything with tank vents.

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