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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 11th April 2009, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Please help with fuel leak!

Hello members,

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?

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 11th April 2009, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, more elaborate not. I looked at the fisch and identified the part as the "fuel delivery pipe assembly". The culprit is a rubber line in the center of the assembly that appears to be sweatting fuel. My local shop wants $170 for the entire assembly, but it looks like I can just replace the rubber line and install 2 new hose clamps. Does anyone have any experience with this or know what size hose I need?

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here is a link to the part schematic. It is the connection in the center of part 10
http://www.bikebandit.com/showschematic/m9775sch510758
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I had the same problem last year. I just took your 2nd option,put a line on to fit with a couple hose clamps. I never thought about the stealer option,$170.!!! No thanks! If I remeber corectly, it was a booger getting it in there,but no problems since.
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I don't think the persnal message got back to you,but figured you might check back here. I don't know what size it was. I keep my bikes at my buddy's bike shop and just matched it up.Same with the clamps, just took them out of a drawer of hose clamps.
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I had the same problem last year. I just took your 2nd option,put a line on to fit with a couple hose clamps. I never thought about the stealer option,$170.!!! No thanks! If I remeber corectly, it was a booger getting it in there,but no problems since.
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That is what I would do as well. I would just get some fuel grade hose from the parts store and some good stainless hose clamps.


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post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 15th April 2009, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
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Well, fixed the bike today. I had to run back to "Hose Man" because I initially bought 1/4" fuel line and could not get it over the nipples. The correct size for this area is 3/16" for future reference.

I know it has been said before, but that line is a bitch to install. I found the best method was to slip the clamps over the hose once it has been cut to length (2"). Fold the line in half and start to slip it over both nipples at once. Once you get it started, push the center down until the hose seats over both nipples.

Long story short: leak fixed!
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mm, both nipples at once!
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mm, both nipples at once!
as close as i can get to 'this post etc'.

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yeah i found that studpi two inch hose is leaking my gas too!!! with my big ass hands i will never be able to reach it lol. I am going to have to figure somethign else out thanks
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they are damn fiddly - my g/f fitted mine easily tho, find a lass with small hands!


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Pictures of the leak, mine started doing it today. Glad I searched this thread up, 3/16" hose you say? Anyone know why they are leaking so commonly?

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