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    Thanks for the post . . . I was concerned as well about the gas smell. New FW owner.

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    You have to understand the gas tank is just over the hot engine, So some gas smell will happen, Especially if the gas in the tank is low..[Vapors] Un-like cars where the tank is in the back away from the hot engine...Some CanAm Spyder's were notorious 'for that [I had one]..And the 2013 were a fire hazard...
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    Default gas smell & spits out under cap on 2017 FW

    Hello, I'm new to this forum and new to the trike, just got it and first day out while riding I could smell gas. Just before i parked it i noticed it had spit and splatted gas from under the cap onto the tank. It was not over full, and it was not hot out it was about 18 celcius. It was also hissing for a long time after parking. Took it out a couple days later and it did the same thing. We took the seat off and hunted high and low for a vent tube and never did find one. Anyone know where it might be? We also loosened the tank to lift it a bit and look under but still didn't find it.

    Last night had a look at the cap and compared it to the cap on my husband's Softail and found the seal that is supposed to be at the base of the cap seems too big on the FW cap it's sloppy and I can easily slide it up and down, it's tight and stays put on the other one. I'm wondering if the FW doesn't have a vent tube and has a defective vented cap instead? Forgive me if that is silly thinking, I just don't know any better but I am eager to learn and learning a ton lurking on the forums!

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    they had some problems with some of the gas caps. Take it in and have them change out the gas cap.
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    Vent tube is at the base of the tank under the seat.

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    Thanks I'll take that seat off again today and have a look, and I'll be sure to bring up the cap at the dealer.

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