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Bagster covers

Anyone got a picture of the bagster tank cover showing the fixings at the side? I need to send instructions to someone who's bought mine and it would be easier if I could send a pic. Sadly although I have loads of pictures of my bike, I was never inspired to bag a shot of that!
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Dunno if this is close-up enough


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Does this help, Liz?




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Just the thing.
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Hey in regard to bagster covers.. I did a rally on the weekend for the 1st time with this tank cover on. Weather was very warm. I found the fuel in the tank was way way hot. When I opened the petrol cap to refuel, fuel vapour literally blasted out.
When I got home I opened the cap for the same thing to happen with at least ˝ a tank full. So I closed the cap for 10 seconds, opened it and so on. Each time pressure had built up. Looked in side tank ( using a match of course ,,haha) and saw the fuel moving about quite rapidly. The ignition was off .. was bloody hot in there, was like the fuel was boiling.

My point is has anyone discovered that the tank cover does not allow heat to dissipate away. The tank itself was hot as ****. Never had that before..
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that's usually an indication that your pressure relief system isn't working properly.

when was the last time you did a little PM on it?

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Clogged or pinched vent hoses. You need to look at that right away, it's an unsafe condition.

I've had Bagster covers on for years... and even with the bike as hot as heck... noticed bubbles in the tank once, didn't seem to do any harm.



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Thanks guys.. will sort straight away..
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@ Andy.

I have had a Bagster for 3 HOT Melbourne summers with no dramas. I agree with the other guys that it's likely to be a dirt build up under the fuel cap. Also, I have trimmed the 4 lines beneath the bike at 45' facing backwards to stop **** getting in them & working it's way up into the filler cap recess. Easy procedure to clean - don't over tighten the bolts afterwards.
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Excellent advice , thanks all. Had me tricked because this never happened before. I only put tank cover on Thursday and headed off for 1200km trip over the weekend on Friday..

No doubt the breather has been blocked for a bit but the recent turn about of warm weather here has highlighted it.
Will break out the tools tonight over a beer or two.
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