Fuel supply hose

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by allguitar, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. allguitar

    allguitar Member

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    On my 2001 XL1200S, I think my fuel supply hose is leaking just a little from where the petcock meets the hose that goes to the carb. It doesn't leak visibly, but it always smells pretty strong there during and after running the bike.

    I cranked the worm drive down on it pretty hard to connect it to the petcock, but does anyone know if I have to change that worm drive each time I remove/install the tank (or disconnect at that location)?

    Thanks!
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Replacing it shouldn't be necessary but if you suspect an odor coming from that area, I would replace the hose and the clamp. Hoses get brittle after a while and don't seal well even with a tightened clamp.
     
  3. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    You can distort the hose or even cut the hose by over tightening the hose clamp. If you use too large a clamp it doesn't spread the tension around the hose evenly, so use the proper size clamp.
    kemo