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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-13-2014, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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I have been fighting an annoying whine since I bought my XC about two months ago. The dealer can't figure it out and told me to come back at a 1000 miles because it might be a break-in thing. Well I am almost there and there is no change in the whine at all. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with gas related components. Today, I was filling my tank and I Always thought the gas cap design makes it very difficult to fill the tank. Then I thought, maybe the gas cap assembly is on backwards. When you put the key in and open the gas cap, is the cap supposed to flip on the hinge towards the fairing and away from the driver, or is the cap supposed to open towards the driver so you have to place the hose between the cap and the fairing?

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the hinge should be on the side nearest you when you're sitting on the bike. I've read a few threads complaining about gas cap design...I just don't see it. No harder than anything else to fuel in my estimation.

If your whine sounds like a whistling noise, it could certainly be fuel tank venting, perhaps vacuum relief in the cap. If it sounds mechanical it could be belt tension is too tight. The gear boxes on these bikes are also a bit noisy and could contribute to a "whine" sort of sound. Under what conditions do you hear the noise?

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the gas cap is designed that way, to be a pain in the ass , as soon as i get a few other things done mine will be replaced.


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I ended up going with the Arlen Ness billet cap. $150, but well worth it.

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You could leave gas cap open just a bit with some tape and take a ride and see if its gone.
Look for your vent and see if something is blocking it

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I ended up going with the Arlen Ness billet cap. $150, but well worth it.

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My pleasure. Good luck.


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You are probably trying to fill it wrong. You have to put the fuel nozzle straight VERTICAL. Do NOT tilt it AT ALL and you will notice that you can run the fuel in full speed (pulling the level all the way in). Considering that you MUST be straight up and down, the fact that the cap tilts towards the rider makes it irrelevant as the lid is not in the way at all while filling up

I was used to tilting the nozzle on cars, boats, etc and the tendency is to tilt it but doing that actually BLOCKS the fuel from flowin gin smoothly.




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the key/cap is completely in the way when filling , and if you point straight up snd down you will shoot it straight down at the backbone , point it down and to the right.


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However, none if this addresses the whine he's talking about. How loud is this whine? Maybe it's the fuel pump...


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