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post #11 of 21 Old 11-27-2012, 04:41 AM
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Did you use the special "high pressure" fuel injection hose clamps and NOT regular screw type?
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post #12 of 21 Old 11-27-2012, 10:38 AM
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PS these are not locking fuel lines, I redid them about 2,000 miles ago with hose and clamps.
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Would you care to share with us why you did that?
Yeah, I was wondering the same thing as I read the thread. I've read other threads where guys have broken the connector removing and replacing the tank, and I gather the parts are expensive.

Sometimes the "cheap" fix is not...

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I tightened the crap out of the hose and it was fine for 2K miles. This happened on my first ride after they worked on it. I saw the guy yank on the clutch cable, rocking the bike, to get the sprocket cover back in. He finally did what he should have done and unbolted it and pulled it out. This cable runs around the fuel line and up to the lever.

Not asking for the world here, I'm already covering all my med bills. I just know they are part at fault or it wouldn't have come off.
I think you have a reason to wonder but like the others have said, you have no way to prove anything. 'Knowing' something and proving it are too very different things.
As hard as it is to do sometimes you just have to let it go and move on. Certainly not worth dwelling on.

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I saw the guy yank on the clutch cable, rocking the bike, to get the sprocket cover back in. He finally did what he should have done and unbolted it and pulled it out. .
This is why most shops don't let customer watch. Or why Dads should never, ever be allowed in the room when their wife is having a baby.

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There is a reason that fuel injection uses the locking type lines.

A fuel line with a screw type clamp will loose up over time due to plastic deformation of the fuel line. You can go back in and tighten them up and they will gradually loosen up again.

This is not too big of a concern with carbs since the fuel is generally at a very low pressure and will not cause the hose to release from the fitting. But FI is a whole other beast.

It is likely your mod is at fault and not the mechanic.

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I tightened the crap out of the hose and it was fine for 2K miles. This happened on my first ride after they worked on it. I saw the guy yank on the clutch cable, rocking the bike, to get the sprocket cover back in. He finally did what he should have done and unbolted it and pulled it out. This cable runs around the fuel line and up to the lever.

Not asking for the world here, I'm already covering all my med bills. I just know they are part at fault or it wouldn't have come off.
As G/W said, you modified the lines. It is your baby. Sorry...

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