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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-30-2006, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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water in the gas tank

i have a 2006 zx6r and when it rains i get water in my tank. i know i should keep it inside, but i don't have anywhere to put it. i plan on buying a cover for it this weekend. it has rained several times befor and i have never had this problem untill just last week. when i drive it, it will run good and then all of a sudden it will start bogging down and it won't rev up and then after about 10 seconds it will be fine again, then it will do it again. i'm pretty sure its because of water, any suggestions?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-30-2006, 10:41 AM
 
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How is water getting in the tank?



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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-30-2006, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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there is no seal around the opening, but there is a seal inside, so water can get in and around the actual inside part (not in the actual tank) but when a lot of water gets in or if i move the bike, the water spills over and get into the inside seal. it's hard for me to explain, you'd have to see it. plus the inside seal it plastic, not rubber so it seal like **** and thats why i am having my problem.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-30-2006, 10:58 AM
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First off... are you sure its water causing the problems? Have you checked the plugs?

Have you checked the springs on the inside of the gas cap?




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the bike only has 1400 miles so i don't thinks its the plugs, plus i took the tank off and drained it. refilled had no problems then it stormed the ohter night when i wasn't home, i went home in the morning opend the gas cap and all inside of the gas tank opening was filled with water.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-30-2006, 03:10 PM
 
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New bike...under warranty...take it back to dealer...should not be leaking anywhere...
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New bike...under warranty...take it back to dealer...should not be leaking anywhere...




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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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yeah i took it to them and the dude said that the seals suck and there just designed to keep out a little rain or a little water from a hose, thats why there is the catch under the gas cap, i'm just going to get a cover and call it even.
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yeah i took it to them and the dude said that the seals suck and there just designed to keep out a little rain or a little water from a hose, thats why there is the catch under the gas cap, i'm just going to get a cover and call it even.

I'd tell that dealer "you suck" and call the manufacturer and get it fixed properly...it is either poor design or is defect in assembly/manufacturing...either way...it is their problem and you shouldn't let them slide.

If it was such a common thing...this wouldn't be the first I've heard about it...I think they sold more than one zx6r in '06...
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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yeah thats what i thought, i don't think alot of poeple keep their bikes outside with no cover though. long story. i think i'll go back there and tell the guy to fix it. it's a harley/kawasaki place that is run by harley guys so most of them are douche bags.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-01-2006, 10:17 PM
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I stored my 9R outside (besides winter) for 3 years and besides the wind knock over once... I never had any issue like this. I also covered it every night.

But even beyond that.. it shouldn't leak for when you wash it either.

But yeah sense its new... stop thinking about it and take it to the dealer!




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