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Conrad

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Fuel line replacement
« on: June 12, 2016, 07:40:45 PM »
Hey guys,

I recently noticed that the fuel line going from the fuel pump that splits into a "T" to go to the carbs has cracked and has started spilling gas...  Anyone know where i might be able to find a replacement or a possible fix?  I've tried every auto/motorcycle parts store and every hardware store in a 20 mile radius and haven't found anything suitable.  I was thinking of trying to use a plastic T joint and cutting off the parts of the hose that aren't cracked and using those as connectors, but I'm worried it would restrict fuel flow.  Thoughts? 

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Re: Fuel line replacement
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2016, 08:03:31 PM »

If I need any  'T -pieces'  for anything, I go to the shop that supplies garden sprinklers & irrigation piping.......often find

something that will fit.

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Re: Fuel line replacement
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2016, 02:48:38 AM »
Conrad, I would be leery of a piece of fuel line that is already splitting.  A split fuel line can cause excessive heat when the spilled fuel ignites.
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Re: Fuel line replacement
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2016, 02:25:51 PM »

If I need any  'T -pieces'  for anything, I go to the shop that supplies garden sprinklers & irrigation piping.......often find

something that will fit.

Would I have to worry about reduced flow though?  The inner diameter of the Ts is usually quite a bit smaller than the original fuel line. 

Also don't worry, my bike isn't even running at the moment, so no possibility of a fire!

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Re: Fuel line replacement
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2016, 08:11:33 PM »
I've never had any problems with the flow of liquids ..... the  'T' pieces from garden supply shops only cost peanuts, just

buy & try with ordinary fuel line pipe.
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Re: Fuel line replacement
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2016, 10:38:32 AM »
For hose try Motion Pro tygon. I got mine from www.jpcycles.com. I got 1/4 and 3/16.
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Re: Fuel line replacement
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2016, 12:56:48 AM »
Most of the auto parts stores around these parts carry Tygon tubing is several sizes.  They sell it by the foot.

Irrigation parts may work well enough for a while, but how well will they hold up over time while subjected to fuel?  I would trust materials that are made for the application.  A failed fuel system can easily create a major set back, and leave lots of black smoke and cinders.
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