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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-09-2019, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Ok I was getting ready to ride my bike this evening and as it was running I notice fuel on the ground but I couldn't see where it was coming from on the bike I immediately shut the bike off then got my water hose out and started rinsing the motor and floor off. So if my fuel line at the back of the tank popped off, would this be the reason for the fuel leak that is shown in my pic? I haven't looked yet cause I will have to pump the fuel out of the tank to be able to lift it just trying to some conformation!
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If the line popped all the way off; it shouldn't leak and of course your bike wouldn't start but if it's partially off and partially on it could leak and still run. A break or hole in the line might do this too.

Yeah, good idea to pump the fuel out of the tank first, then lift it off to see what's what. You might be able to see enough simply by pulling the right side cheese wedge and lifting the back of the tank without pulling it all the way off.
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If the line popped all the way off; it shouldn't leak and of course your bike wouldn't start but if it's partially off and partially on it could leak and still run. A break or hole in the line might do this too.

Yeah, good idea to pump the fuel out of the tank first, then lift it off to see what's what. You might be able to see enough simply by pulling the right side cheese wedge and lifting the back of the tank without pulling it all the way off.
Isn't the pump where that back fuel line is connected too, so fuel would still becoming out rt or I'm missing something?

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Isn't the pump where that back fuel line is connected too, so fuel would still becoming out rt or I'm missing something?
What I can tell you from experience by trying to pump the fuel out using the fuel pump and a disconnected line is it will only pump a small bit of fuel before the pump stops. Now I don't know if some kind of fuel pressure sensor tells the fuel pump to stop or how it works. I thought maybe there were check valves in the connectors but if there were; I don't think it would pump the little bit that it does.

I'm not a master Victory tech; just a shade tree mechanic. I wish I could explain it better. Back when people like KevinX used to grace us with their presence; it made things easier. You could try contacting Rylan or Kevin directly if someone else here can't shed more light on why it happens like this.
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Is that puddle all fuel or had you rinsed it?
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The other day I had the fuel line at the fuel rail pop off. Gas all over my leg and bike died. The plastic clips that hold the end of the fuel line on both ends sometimes fail especially if they don't click when put back on. I had been going over some construction and I think that helped dislodge the clip.

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Is that puddle all fuel or had you rinsed it?
Yes that is all fuel, the culprit was the fuel line connected to the pump was not connected correctly after tugging on it, it seemed to be good to go until I started the bike and let it run and once I lifted the back of the tank up, Bam! fuel leaked, so I rechecked the fitting with the help of my buddy and discovered that it was not locked on properly. Lesson learned, listen for the click on those fuel lines.
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