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emergent: water in tank?

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Got caught in heavy Tampa rain yesterday. Reservoir around the filler neck filled up with enough water that some dumped into the tank when I opened the fuel cap to refuel. Have no way of knowing how much.

Take action? Don't worry about it? I've driven < 1 mi. since the incident, and am down here for the holiday, 130 miles from home. Hoping to return tmw at the latest.

(New to the speed triple and new to the board, which has been an amazing resource. Thanks in advance!)
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We sometimes get bad fuel here in Oz with water in it. Usually in remote locations, small towns.

The tank on my old Monster was rusting out from water sitting in the bottom. At least our tanks won't rust.

One of my mechanic mates advised me to put a tablespoon of methylated spirit [Methanol] in with the petrol.

The theory is that the methanol absorbs the water which then mixes with the petrol and is processed through your motor.
Probably not a good idea with a deisel.

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