Mi. Trail Riders
- Feb 6, 2006
II have a Clarke oversize tank on my CR250. I put it on in May of last year and ran it all year no problem. This summer the gasket deteriorated right where it fits down into the opening of the tank and left just a flat o-ring on the gas cap. I bought two replacements to have a spare around and I figured that I was just tightening it up too much. Well the first replacement lasted 2 rides (a few weeks) and the second one just lasted one ride - they have all failed exactly the same way. I called Clarke on it last week and they were replacing the one that had failed (didn't know this one had failed already) and said they were aware of the problem but haven't figured out what's causing it. It started some time last year and doesn't happen to everyone. They figure it must be a change in the fuel. I always buy my fuel at the same place and I'm going to contact them to find out what they've changed in their fuel this year. Hoping that we can come up with a number of us having the same problem and we can narrow down what's causing it. I buy fuel from Speedway in the mid michigan area (Lake Odessa) and always buy premium fuel. Anyone else?