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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 11-01-2006, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Got Gas?

I do. All over the engine of my bike and on the floor.

About 2 weeks ago I started my bike...went inside to get my gear...and while I was inside the bike stalled. It hasn't started since. I flooded it trying to restart. So it's been sitting for a while with the occasional crank to see if it would fire.

Today I pulled the tank so I could yank the plugs and clean them. As always...it fired right up after this. Problem solved....




Or so I thought. When putting the tank back on I noticed the main fuel line coming off the petcock (I have 3 lines) is slightly torn at the very end where it connects to the petcock. Upon re-installing it tore a little more.

Well the rig fired right up from the clean plugs. But it's dumping gas EVERYWHERE! All over the engine...all over the floor.

So obviously it's a huge safety hazard at this point.


Anyone have experience replacing fuel lines? How tough is it?



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I did it on my CR250. Very easy but that was only one carb. I dont know if having 4 would make it harder, but I did remove the carb completly to do it.
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Anyone have experience replacing fuel lines? How tough is it?
Chris has had a similar issue with his bike twice actually. I'll get him to post up later on tonight (that is if he's not working on MY bike's gas problems... I've apparently got a vacuum or vent hose issue, and the fumes are gettin' BAD!)
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post #4 of 58 (permalink) Old 11-01-2006, 04:21 PM
 
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It is a simple repair, buy a length of the proper size hose and some new clamps...remove the old piece, measure twice, cut once and replace with new clamps...repeat until all lines have been replaced...Should take a 6 pack...but you could probably milk a 12 pack and half a Saturday out of it...
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...When putting the tank back on I noticed the main fuel line coming off the petcock (I have 3 lines) is slightly torn at the very end where it connects to the petcock. Upon re-installing it tore a little more.
Anyone have experience replacing fuel lines? How tough is it?
The ones I've seen had two lines. A main fuel line and a smaller vacuum line that opened the petcock. If you don't have one, now would be a good time to install an inline filter. If it has an inline filter or you install one, you only have to replace the line from the filter to the petcock, which could be just a couple inches. Usually just one line leading from the petcock to a coupling between the middle carbs that feed all four carbs from there.
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No Worries is exactly right. though just to be TOTALLY sure, I'd replace all the rubber lines on your carbs, just to be positive nothing inside em will flake off or something and make a royal mess in your carbs.
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Yeah, you might as well replace them all while you have it opened up. Then you can say all the hoses have been replaced when you sell it to buy the '07 R6.
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Yeah, you might as well replace them all while you have it opened up. Then you can say all the hoses have been replaced when you sell it to buy the '07 R6.




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everyone. I'm gonna tackle this sometime in the next few days.



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Don't give me . You know you want one.
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Don't give me . You know you want one.
Don't have the cheese for a brandnew rig.



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they'll take payments. cmon that 07 R6 is TIGHT. your wallet wont love you, but the giant grin on your face will make it worth it.
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they'll take payments. cmon that 07 R6 is TIGHT. your wallet wont love you, but the giant grin on your face will make it worth it.
I'd get the Buell anyway.



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you can get a decent price on a used '06 R6.
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you can get a decent price on a used '06 R6.
I wouldn't rule it out. I'm down with the raven. Ah hell who am I kidding...I like all of them.



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I wouldn't rule it out. I'm down with the raven. Ah hell who am I kidding...I like all of them.
And they like you. My bike told me on the way into work tonight. We were stuck at a light.
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And they like you. My bike told me on the way into work tonight. We were stuck at a light.
Interesting conversation.



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Interesting conversation.
Nah, you should've heard him at the track. He wouldn't shut up after a session. oh wait. that was me.
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Nah, you should've heard him at the track. He wouldn't shut up after a session. oh wait. that was me.
I heard it echo off the mountains.



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everyone. I'm gonna tackle this sometime in the next few days.
So are you gonna replace just that one, or all the lines?
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