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Old 05-26-2011, 01:40 PM   #1
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What is the little line that I cut and blocked then? First I tried to zip tie. Alright guys I appreciate it.
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:58 PM   #2
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did this one work?
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:13 PM   #3
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Nah, motorcycle.com doesn't let you upload photos.
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Post it somewhere else, and then post the link here.
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:29 PM   #5
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check it out and let me know what it is...and why its leaking. The little one blocked off there...it use to run towards the back tire...but I cut it so i could plug it up. thanks for being patient. It also has a zip tie coming off of it...cause I tried that first.

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Old 05-26-2011, 02:55 PM   #6
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check it out and let me know what it is...and why its leaking. The little one blocked off there...it use to run towards the back tire...but I cut it so i could plug it up. thanks for being patient. It also has a zip tie coming off of it...cause I tried that first.
They require us to register to see content. No way.

Try uploading it to a free service like imageshack and then linking it.
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:06 PM   #7
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try this then. Thanks.
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:37 PM   #8
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First, I think you need to get the bike to a qualified shop. Not necessarily a Dealership, but someone who knows bikes.

Looking at the shot, what you have is the fuel c0ck in the middle, with a vacuum hose and the fuel supply line. The one you've gagged is (and this is an educated guess) the 'overflow' drain line.

The reason it's peeing gas is the same reason your tank is 'hissing'. The fuel is getting pushed up past the gas cap, and then it drains out the bottom.

Until you determine why the heck the tank is pressurizing, I would NOT ride the bike! In the meantime, I'd go buy another two feet of fuel hose and re-rig the tank.

Riding a bike (or any machine) with a known fuel issue is dangerous. As in, >kill-you-dead< dangerous.

Get it fixed, or park it. Do not ride it until it's fixed.
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:57 PM   #9
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The stub you've plugged? That's the water-drain that runs through the fuel-space from beneath the fuel-filler cap. It is intended to give rain/wash-water a place to go so when you pop the cap, it won't drip-into your fuel.

If you over-filled the bike with fuel (especially if it is a hot day, and the engine is hot, and the fuel was pumped from a relatively-cool underground tank) the fuel will expand and piss out of the fuel-filler cap vent, and drain down through this tube. I've done it before, it's not hard to do. Example: you've had a long day riding, and fill up at the local Stop-&-Rob two blocks from your house, then immediately ride home and park the bike.

Pop the fuel-filler (making sure to shield your eyes against fuel-spray) and see how full the tank is. If that's it, just be aware of the issue and don't fill the tank so full. Give yourself some expansion space.

If it continues to leak, and it's not coming from the filler-cap - then rust has perforated or some freak-chance has cracked the tube that passes-through the fuel-cavity, and the only solution to your problem is a "new" tank.

DO NOT just leave it plugged and ignore it. You need that drain, and if rust has eaten a hole through that tube, it is about to break-through someplace else in the tank and start raining-down into your lap, or onto the hot header, or something.

I saw a little card around the neck of new fuel-cans at Mal~Wart last night - it read "Gasoline and Fire don't mix".

BZZZT! That Answer is Incorrect. Gasoline and Fire mix exceptionally well. Too damn well.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:19 PM   #10
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well i was searching for gas tanks cuz im pretty sure it is rusted through that area. But Im not sure why it was pressured up like that if thats just for water release. So I guess ill buy a new line and plug it up before I ride and when im done ill plug it with the old one so it doesnt leak all over. But ill just open the gas tank before I plug it so it doesnt splurt over me. Thanks fellas. Its a 91...just wanna ride the rest of this year then Ill get a newer one next year anyways. Im getting pretty comfortable on it!
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