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My husband and I bought a 2000 ninja 250 for our son just this past Christmas. It had 315 miles on it. He has taken it back to school with him in Prescott AZ. Now, he says that all the gas has run out of it while it was parked. My husband and I rode it during the month of Dec., a little and didn't notice any problems with the bike.

Here is the question: any reason for this motorcycle to leak just sitting there? What could be the solution? Did the kid operate it in some way to cause it to mess up like this?

Any thoughts or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
 

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the petcock could have gotten a leak, or the fuel hoses might have gotta messed up, but I don't know of anything you could have done to cause it to get a leak (aside from wrecking it, but thats quite noticeable). I ride my bike hard and have never had leakage problems.

you may also want to make sure he isn't overfilling the gas tank, it has a overflow hose that comes out below the seat.

if you figure where under the bike its coming from it would be very helpful.
 

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it HAD 315 miles on it when it left...how many on it now..and has he filled it... then again...maybe someone else was short or playing a joke on him... I'd have him put a gallon or so in and watch it like a hawk..it's either using it, or losing it (leaking or being taken...) :wink:
 

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We found out this weekend the reason for the gas leak. He says there is a very small hole in the gas tank. Thanks for your replies, at least now he knows what to go get fixed. Or is it possible to do it yourself, like maybe from the inside?
 
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