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Hi guys u have a problem, and for some reason I can't seem to find out how to create a new topic.


2 weeks ago I brought a brand new Keeway Superlight 125cc and it's my first bike. I was just on my way home from work when I thought it needed topping up (first time ever filling any vehicle up so I took my time) I ended up over filling it still somehow.. I know I'm a noob but I just want to know if the bike will be okay? I haven't checked for leaks or anything yet as it's still pitch black outside but I could hear ticking noises.


Thanks in advance and apologies for being such a noob!

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I can't seem to find out how to create a new topic.

Hiya, I've split this off from the other thread for you. You need to go in to a forum section (eg pitstop) and then there will be a "new Topic" button above the list of existing threads. :thumb:


As beefy said apart from getting fuel everywhere which should evaporate off shouldn't be too much of an issue... if it didn't catch fire on the way home you're probably fine :wink:

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I did this yesterday topping my bike up from a can in my garage, I used the petrol covered cloth to clean a couple of greasy marks of the bike and forks whilst I was at it....

I hope they design bike to consider idiots like us :D

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The ticking noises are probably just the bike cooling down too - pretty much all vehicles with engines will tick when first stopped.

aye and if the bike gets really hot you get a not all all terrifying HIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSING noise as the expanded air escapes out the breather pipe from the tank

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There is a fuel catch around the hole which should drain down a pipe to below the bike or back into the tank as shown here


http://www.motorcycleinfo.co.uk/resources/6795/assets/images/FAQs/fuel_filler/r1200gs_fuel_tank_mod18.jpg


Spilling some onto the tank or even the engine is not an issue.

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There is a fuel catch around the hole which should drain down a pipe to below the bike or back into the tank as shown here

 


This sounds like some kind of infinite loop! I want that tank!


:D

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