Main Motorcycle: '00 Sprint RS
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: San Francisco, CA
Fuel Leak After Filling Up
Filled up my tank last night, to the brim, pretty much. Took off, parked it, woke up the next morning, took off, got to work, looked down and LO! there was fuel dripping out the left side of the bike. Didn't notice the night before, but wasn't looking for it. It stopped dripping after awhile, but it appeared to be coming from the plastic piece on the right side that exits the tank at the top of the fuel line. I have read some about this, and realize I will probably need to replace this with a metal fitting, and that there was even a recall.
After she left a little oily puddle of fuel under the kickstand, it stopped, but briefly started to drip again when I turned the ignition on, not started the bike. Left with no choice, I hopped on and hoped for the best. But the weird thing is that the leak stopped when I righted the bike off its kickstand with it started. I kept an eye on it all the way home and at stops, I didn't notice anymore leakage. I parked it a few miles from home, put her on the kickstand, and still no leak, but for the faint smell of fuel. Got back on and rode all the way home, parked it, and still no leak.
I'm wondering what's going on here, and if maybe I just overfilled the tank?