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    SXV 550 Fuel Leak

    I've only had this bike for about a week now and it just sprung a fuel leak in between the tank and pump. The O-ring is still good it seems it is leaking between a couple of the mounting bolts as the mounting serface has slightly warped. Has anybody had this problem and if so how did you fix it.

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    Had this happen to me last summer. Cleaned everything, replaced gasket etc. The culprit ended up being a gap between the metal "nut" and the plastic tank. I assume this was due to overtightening, but I never took the pump off before this starting so I don't know. I got a larger tank so I haven't gotten around to fixing it, but I think I'm going to either fill with epoxy or do some zip tie "welding" to close the gap. Would be nice to have a spare tank for racing.

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