Fuel tank leak

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Fuel tank started to leak around the pump flange area but could not see exactly,
Removed tank & pump,cleaned all parts and o’ring was a bit flat!,
Norton weren’t selling any parts so found a company called Simply o’ring and ordered two for about a fiver.
Size 89.69 x 5.33. Bit of blue hylomar to hold it in place and a slight smear of silicone grease on tank.Now no more leaks.
The tank pump surface is a bit distorted due to it being plastic,& with the ethanol I’m sure it will happen again!
 

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Fuel tank started to leak around the pump flange area but could not see exactly,
Removed tank & pump,cleaned all parts and o’ring was a bit flat!,
Norton weren’t selling any parts so found a company called Simply o’ring and ordered two for about a fiver.
Size 89.69 x 5.33. Bit of blue hylomar to hold it in place and a slight smear of silicone grease on tank.Now no more leaks.
The tank pump surface is a bit distorted due to it being plastic,& with the ethanol I’m sure it will happen again!
Good to know it wasn't something more serious MAK, and thanks for sharing the O-ring size.
 
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Hi guys, thanks for the info!

Mine has started leaking too so will try this fix!

Is yours still holding up?

Cheers,

Andy
 
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If the o ring doesn't fix it like it didn't with mine check the tank fill cap overflow that passes through the tank. Mine was cracked and leaked down the tank to the fuel pump From the back side of the tank. Had to repair the tank from the inside.
 

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If the o ring doesn't fix it like it didn't with mine check the tank fill cap overflow that passes through the tank. Mine was cracked and leaked down the tank to the fuel pump From the back side of the tank. Had to repair the tank from the inside.
That’s a different problem altogether…
The 961s certainly keep you on your toes!
 
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That’s a different problem altogether…
The 961s certainly keep you on your toes!
UNFORTUNATELY they do keep you on your toes ! And now with parts availability from Norton at a standstill , looking a little grim. Don't forget Ollie Thiel for parts ! He has had high quality gaskets made up for the 961. I keep thinking that Norton will eventually come good with parts , I am beginning to loose faith now. Maybe a BIG announcement in December ?
 

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UNFORTUNATELY they do keep you on your toes ! And now with parts availability from Norton at a standstill , looking a little grim. Don't forget Ollie Thiel for parts ! He has had high quality gaskets made up for the 961. I keep thinking that Norton will eventually come good with parts , I am beginning to loose faith now. Maybe a BIG announcement in December ?
Well!!!
They are showing at the NEC this December!
Check NEC Bike live. Live in hope.
 
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Well!!!
They are showing at the NEC this December!
Check NEC Bike live. Live in hope.
I'm sure Stu Bodycoat can add or subtract from this. If there was indeed 2,000 961 Norton's produced between 2010 and 2019 would that not constitute a ready customer base for parts and service ? How can a motorcycle company walk away from this potential business ?
 
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