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I have a gas leak in the approx 1.5 in rubber hose connecting the two carbs. The two clamps that hold the hose have been crimped on with a unique tool. Is it necessary to use a special technique or tool to remove and replace these two clamps or can I just pry them off, replace the hose and secure with normal, screw-type hose clamps?

Is this gas leaking common? Mine is an 02 DL1000 with about 12000 miles.

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Charley

oops, "gasm leak" is a typo. of course, I mean "gas leak".
 

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Fuel injection hose clamps?

I had about concluded that these must be special, since the gas line is under pressure. Where do I find fuel injection hose clamps? Do I need a special tool for them?
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Pick them up at a good parts store. The only special tool you'll need is a screwdriver.

You can tell a fuel injection hose clamp from a regular one by the slots in the clamp, FI clamps won't have them.
 

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Thanks

Thanks very much. I'm on my way to the auto parts store.
btw, is the fuel line hose unique or can garden variety fuel line be used?
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Hose and clamps need to be rated for fuel injected vehicles. Carbureted vehicles use a much lower pressure, a few pounds or so as opposed to 40 pounds or so with FI models.
 
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