Hello from Halifax, Canada!

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Scrotumulon
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Hello from Halifax, Canada!

Postby Scrotumulon » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:40 pm

Hi!

Just took delivery of a new-to-me 2008 Superduke 990. Not many in my region, so had to have it trucked halfway across the country.

No nasty surprises so far, but I’m still in the process of figuring out what has been done, what needs to be done, and what needs to be undone.

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Re: Hello from Halifax, Canada!

Postby Scotty » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:57 am

Welcome aboard the orange express! Hope you enjoy learning all about your new toy, we look forward to hearing all about it. I expect it’s not really riding weather over there now, so you have time to wrap up and start taking things off to see what’s what.
Have fun :D
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Re: Hello from Halifax, Canada!

Postby Scrotumulon » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:42 pm

Scotty wrote:Welcome aboard the orange express! Hope you enjoy learning all about your new toy, we look forward to hearing all about it. I expect it’s not really riding weather over there now, so you have time to wrap up and start taking things off to see what’s what.
Have fun :D


Thanks.

It’s a little bit too icey for motorcycles at present, so lots of time for cleaning and sorting.

Do these bikes have a fuel tank support rod hidden somewhere?

Unfortunately discovered my fuel tank leaks when tilted up for maintenance. It might not be a big deal, but reading through some posts about deformed fuel tanks is a little alarming.


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Re: Hello from Halifax, Canada!

Postby Black Out » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:46 pm

Great looking bike there. I've got the same Yoshi exhaust. Plastic fuel tanks are susceptible to swelling thanks to the ethanol they use in fuel. I think you can coat the tank to prevent this. It happens on all bikes with plastic tanks.
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Re: Hello from Halifax, Canada!

Postby Scrotumulon » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:19 pm

Black Out wrote:Great looking bike there. I've got the same Yoshi exhaust. Plastic fuel tanks are susceptible to swelling thanks to the ethanol they use in fuel. I think you can coat the tank to prevent this. It happens on all bikes with plastic tanks.
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Thanks. I’ve always been a fan of Yosh exhausts. Their repacking/refurbishing service is second to none.

I think the issue with my leaking fuel is coming from the seals underneath. It’s not leaking now with the tank installed, so that’s good.

Seems like the gas cap leaks too. Sheesh, what a sieve of tank.

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Re: Hello from Halifax, Canada!

Postby Willh » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:01 pm

Welcome.

The tank leaking while up might be overflow or breather.

I think the tank support rods were removed from the bikes as they were suspected of causing the tank stretch.
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Re: Hello from Halifax, Canada!

Postby DukeNukem999 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:48 am

Welcome from Brisbane, hopefully the fuel tank is not a huge issue.
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Re: Hello from Halifax, Canada!

Postby No. 47 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:03 am

Fuel cap leak may be just via top up overflow not seating to cap correctly or because cap rubber seal has been removed to prevent tank vacuum/pressurisation.
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Re: Hello from Halifax, Canada!

Postby battleshaft » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:29 am

Hello from SW England! Great looking bike. Look forward to seeing your progress. :D

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Re: Hello from Halifax, Canada!

Postby Scrotumulon » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:33 pm

Looks like all my fuel leaking issues are down to seals and gaskets. Easy fix.

Also, just received an email back from Irving Oil, the largest refiner in my region. They do not use ethanol on their 91 octane gasoline product.

I diligently tracked my mileage a few years ago when I did a lot of driving for work and was consistently getting better mileage using their fuel. Now I know why.


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