fuel line split, replaced, yada yada
so if you want all the details, read on
so fathers day, wife says what do you want to do today, so I ..........
I said gor for a ride, solo for a few hours.......
ok I have plenty of garden stuff to do, go for it
so I was gone for about 1.5 hours, no problems.
call wife about10 minutes from home...........gear up lets go for a ride........
yipee I assumed she said...........so got home, she got on and off we go again for another ride.
about 15 minutes into the ride, out on back roads miles form no place ( between summit and eddyville oregon, nice twisties) the bike starts feeling powerless, smell gas, look down adn fuel pissing all over me
first thought, bad float. pull over,
no its a split fuel line the one between the "t" and down to the carb inlet
......hey wait , these are supposed to be those nice, high priced ethanol resistant hosees, black braided to look stock, got from MAX's BMW, and only the second summer
so the line up from the t to the inline filter adn the petcock, I took off. removed thein line fuel filter and jamed a pen into the fuel hose to act as a plug, took the upeer portion and replaced split one down below the t adn rode home on one petcock
so todays project....... replace all the fuel lines with new., new filters too while IM at it, IM not gonna worry this time about if they are braided black or whatever. IM gonna go down to NAPA and get the good old american black 1/4" fuel line, and replace it all. I will take the time to clean off all the NAPA white lettering,
At least it was not the one that runs under the air filter box
so.......folks..........I guess those fuel lines are not holding up well to ethanol, ( or I got a bad one, a poor molding or whatever)
and I guess in the future, I'm gonna carry a small section of hose equal to the longest section.....hide it up in that hollow tube that runs below the gas tank
filter side note:
many of us run those clear in line fuel filters, the old vw bug ones. Napa number 3011. spend the extra 10 cents a filter and get the SME 702323 filter. It is the same except marine grade adn has more pleats, which means more filter surface area. Externally same size and shape