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My wife has a 2009 Softtail Delux. When we fill the gas tank and then ride it, gas runs out aroung gas cap onto tank and onto rider. I have tried not to fill it all the way and it still does this. It seems to be getting worse. The bike has less than 1,200 miles on it. Is there a recall on this, or what can be done to fix it? Sincerely, Tom

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I don't know if there's a recall on this but it sounds like your gas cap is not screwing all the way down to get a seal. There are right side and left side caps on her bike. The right side is the vent cap. Someone may have put a vented left side cap on her bike. Gas cap swaps or thefts are common because there's no way to secure them. Don't ever buy a nice set of billet caps as they might not be on your bike when you leave it unattended the first time.

Good Luck
Steve

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@
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