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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Found in RS955i Petrol tank

Hello All.
Yesterday I had to drain the Petrol tank of my RS955i,due to the fact that there is a leak from where the wire attaches to the fuel level sensor.
Anyway once the tank was drained and the sensor removed I came across these two items in the tank.
Does anyone recognize what these could be,or are they even off something in the tank.
To add to the story - a while ago my bike was stolen,and whilst it was gone the Petrol filler cap had been broken off,perhaps some one put these items in the tank during that time?
The pound coin is just to give some indication of size.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 08:26 PM
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Those look like some extra items someone left for you. Nothing in tank looks like that . Nothing to worry about.

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Perhaps someone had the cap open and their child was helping tidy the garage up by "posting" things
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You do realise that is a Datatag Transponder don't you?

Not uncommon to just drop them in the tank where they are easily read by a Datatag scanner if the bike is stolen/recovered.
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Wouldn’t the crap gas we have now kill the datatag? Kills everything else including gas tanks.
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Thanks for the replies.
Terry Colley -I Hadn't a clue what they where ,but yes the bike is full of Datatag numbers ,and now after looking on the Datatag website,the little round button thing looks very similar to what is shown,albeit without the Datatag lettering.
So what would the larger plastic turned object be used for - is it some form of holder for the button that would have been stuck to the inside of the tank at some point ?- as the button just fits in it and would explain the reason for the drilled hold,possibly a vent for any Petrol that got in - Just a thought.
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You do realise that is a Datatag Transponder don't you?

Not uncommon to just drop them in the tank where they are easily read by a Datatag scanner if the bike is stolen/recovered.
Wow...this is something totally new to me. I must have been living underneath a rock.
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What we need is a volunteer to strip down they’re tank and have a look and see if they have the same thing to confirm it 😂
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