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    Fuel dripping from drain hose with bike on side.

    I have a 96 1100 GS with the canister ectomy.

    I was out practicing slow speed full lock turns this morning when the bike fell to the right. As it lay on its side fuel was dripping continuously from one of the drain hoses.

    Is this normal behavior with the canister removed or do I have the fuel drain hoses reversed?

    Thanks.

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    Reversed hoses WITH a canister make the bike run poorly due to vacuum issues.
    Without the canister, one hose is the gas cap "water ring" drain, and the other is the vapor vent.
    Without seeing it firsthand, I'd call it normal... as long as it stopped when you righted the bike.

    Tangent note - Cut the bottom ends at an angle, don't have them at a straight-cut 90 degrees. This helps the "drip" escape and not become a plug.

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    The 1100 tanks have two drain hoses and we often see the question here asking which one goes where. The answer is that it does not matter. There are two connections coming out of the tank and as explained already one is a vent and the other is fuel overflow/rain drain from around the filler neck. On my RT they have a connector zip tied to the frame under the right side of the seat. From there two hoses go down to ground. Those two final hoses are interchangeable.
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    Thanks all..

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