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On the road, won't start.

Was riding, 40 miles. Opened gas cap. 40 years a later the bike stopped.

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40 YEARS later???

If you mean every 40 miles you have to open gas cap to restart, the gas tank vent is clogged, not allowing air into the gas tank to replace the fuel leaving, creating a vapor lock.

Find the tank venting system, and clear.

Posted on Apr 19, 2014

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  • Nicole
    Nicole Apr 19, 2014

    Ha! Meant 40 YARDS later!

  • Strech
    Strech Apr 19, 2014

    That makes more sense, as if the vent is clogged, I'd be surprised if you could make it 40 miles. In the header you listed it as a Triumph Trident 750. Give me a year and I could probably narrow down for you where the vent is.

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    Strech Apr 19, 2014

    Then again, if it's a Trident, that's a late 60s-mid 70s. Remove gas cap. There should be a hole on top: http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z...$(KGrHqVHJB8FI!H8rJ+oBS!U4NPvHQ~~60_57.JPG And on bottom: http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z...$(KGrHqJHJBYFHydeggWtBS!U4WgKkw~~60_57.JPG Blow through the hole on top, and air should fairly easily exit through the hole on the bottom. If not, try another gas cap.

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