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post #1 of 8 Old 09-09-2019, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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I am having gas coming out around the top around my gas cap have anyone ever replace theirs


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post #2 of 8 Old 09-10-2019, 07:17 AM
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Try a Google search, "BMW K1600 Gas Cap Replacement"...

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I would try to figure out how the gas is getting up to the filler cap first. When I fill up there is a good inch to two inches between the gas level and the cap. Is the bike overheating? Something is causing the gas to expand up through the cap.
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post #4 of 8 Old 09-10-2019, 11:25 AM
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I would try to figure out how the gas is getting up to the filler cap first. When I fill up there is a good inch to two inches between the gas level and the cap. Is the bike overheating? Something is causing the gas to expand up through the cap.
Huh? Gas splashes when you ride. If the gasket is pooched, itíll leak from sloshing around.
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Are you sure you don't just need a gasket? Bobs BMW - look under your year of K1600 and fuel system.

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I would start with not filling it to the top, then I'd replace the gasket.

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I when I have it filled it does come off the top but as it gets lower, I can still smell the fumes so it must be the gasket


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So itís not leaking gasoline out of the cap area? You can just smell fumes?

Then I would suspect you have a cracked fuel line/elbow where it comes out of the tank. Do a search here for ďleaking gasĒ and youíll see BMW used cheap fuel tank fittings, a problem that has plagued them for years. They know itís a problem, but choose to save $0.50 and not use steel fittings. Not a big job to repair yourself, as long as the tank itself is not cracked.
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