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`06 010r fuel leak

A while back I had a massive fuel leak while fueling up. pump had not clicked off and fuel was pouring from the overflow. I prolly lost a gallon. I push the bike a safe distance away and hold upright as the leak doesnt seem as bad then. In a little bit it quits leaking and I make it home.
Ends up the hoses inside the tank had ruptured. Luckily mine burst near the top of the tank. If they had blew towards the bottom of the tank I would have lost the whole load of fuel.
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Those hoses need to be replaced on a regular basis. I don't recall the interval, but it's listed somewhere. It's an easy job to do yourself.
I talked to the tech at my dealer (MV) and he told me they use fuel injection line, which is what I ended up replacing mine with 15 months ago.It's probably time to do them again now that I think of it...

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A while back I had a massive fuel leak while fueling up. pump had not clicked off and fuel was pouring from the overflow. I prolly lost a gallon. I push the bike a safe distance away and hold upright as the leak doesnt seem as bad then. In a little bit it quits leaking and I make it home.
Ends up the hoses inside the tank had ruptured. Luckily mine burst near the top of the tank. If they had blew towards the bottom of the tank I would have lost the whole load of fuel.
I'd never thought of those hoses being such an Achilles heel..There are two and I understand the purpose is to allow an over fill to be drained below the bike. Do they also allow air in as fuel goes out ..? to prevent a vaccum in the tank..?.or is that taken care of through the cap ? If it is taken care of through the cap..maybe it is better not to have these overflow tubes s at all but to blank them off....seems a very weak point... I'd not thought of the possibility of those tubes splitting or even detaching inside the tank Hmmmm
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One is a water drain for the gas cap recess...which also will drain overfilled gas (you should not overfill your tank !!!).

The other one is the atmospheric vent for the gas cap...allows air in to equalize for fuel use, and pressure out when fuel expands in the sun (that whistling sound you may hear sometimes when you park you bike).

Do not do away with the hoses.....at least you don't have the evaporative system to deal with that we have in the USA.

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listen to Ed.....you shouldn't do away with the 2 hoses......one gets rid of rainwater/ spilled fuel.....the other keeps your fuel tank from collapsing.....yes, its happened

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