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Old 01-25-2013, 11:48 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by def View Post
There have been instances of deteriorated (brittle, cracked) fuel lines in the tank that are not visually evident. If you are headed back inside the tank (and it sounds like you might be), I would carefully inspect those tank lines. If they are cracked, the fuel pressure drops and causes engine fueling issues. Also, have a look at the fuel line clamps to insure all is snug.
Last summer the hoses in my tank failed to the degree that my bike would start but not run. I knew it was a pressure problem but when I opened the tank and visually inpected the hoses it appeared that the hoses had merely some fine cracks in them,

After overhauling everything it the tank (it was due) I cut the hoses open. Only then could I see the extent of the damage.

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