My 99 blew a head gasket so I couldn't resist this nice looking 97 T595 with 17K miles for 1100 bucks.
Of course it comes with problems:laugh2:. I heard it briefly run and money traveled from one hand to the other.
The owner, an aircraft mechanic, explained that he was tired of trying to fix a stubborn tank leak somewhere at the metal plate and that the fueling was "wonky" with the bike "seemingly starving for fuel" on acceleration.
After disassembling the tank I noticed that he had replaced the usual female fittings with metal ones that have no shut off valves and require a smaller fuel hose about half the diameter of the stock ones. He added an extra length of fuel hose so he could remove the tank with hoses attached. He also epoxied over the two metal drain holes on the left side of the tank that are usually connected to two hoses that empty under the bike.
So before I Caswell the tank, replace the fittings with the usual metal shut off ones with new hoses, new plate gasket, new internal fuel hoses etc. I am a little worried about those epoxied over drain holes since I don't completely understand their function.
What purpose do the drain holes serve? More importantly could closing them off (epoxy) cause a leak?
Could the no shut off metal tank fitting and smaller fuel hose cause a running issue or somehow contribute to a fuel leak?
Many thanks in advance.
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