Please help with fuel leak!
I have a 2006 SV1000s with approximately 6500 miles on her. Over the last 1500 or so miles, I have detected a gasoline smell present on start up. Until recently, the origin has gone undiagnosed. That is until about one month ago. I was horrified when I noticed my beloved bike bleeding fuel into a puddle beneath her. All I could see of the origin was that the fuel was running down the galvanized scaffolding between the two throttle bodies.
Last, week I opened her up, removed the airbox, de-paired her, and followed the fuel line from the pump to the TBs. All the connections seemed to be ok and I did not observe any leaks.
Flash forward to this morning, and the leak re-appeared. This time I was able to track it to a 2 inch section of rubber fuel line that connects the two TBs. Fuel appears to be sweating through this line.
My questions are: Is this a common problem with SVs or is it age related? What kind of line can I replace this with (hopefully something more durable). Finally, should I replace the main fuel line from the pump to the TBs while I am inside?