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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Leaking fuel

Hi,

I have a annoying problem with my bike. Fuel is dripping from the fuel overflow hose on the left side of the bike.

It's not really dripping, but I can see that the end of the hose is always wet with fuel. Even if the bike is stationed for several days. When I play with the hose and move it around it actually spills a bit of fuel. I left a rag inside the fairing for few days and it became wet. The tank was probably filled a bit too much once, but now it's not overfilled.

It's pretty bad because the color is peeling of on the belly fairings, because of the damage caused by the leaking fuel.

Any clues what might be wrong?

Thanks,

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The fuel tank vent hose, or the fuel cap area drain hose inside the tank has either come loose from the cap, or more likely has developed a crack.

Either way, you need to pull out the pump and inspect/replace the hoses that run from the cap to the base of the pump

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+1 to what Ed said.....but make the hoses ~30cm or 12" longer then you won't have to disconnect them to change the fuel filter!

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Sound reasonable

Aaah, that makes sense. Thanks.

I should have used my brain

I will check that in few days.
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