Fuel leaks are serious business


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Fuel leaks are serious business

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:38 pm



Don't mess around with fuel leaks.






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Re: Fuel leaks are serious business

Postby Happytrails » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:32 pm

Was that an 1800 trike?
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Re: Fuel leaks are serious business

Postby tandem54 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:10 pm

WOW!! You don't think about that kind of thing happening! Hope his insurance was paid, although I'm not sure it would cover that?
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Re: Fuel leaks are serious business

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:35 pm

Happytrails wrote:Was that an 1800 trike?


Yes, and "was" being the operative word.

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Re: Fuel leaks are serious business

Postby rjhix » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:11 pm

For Sale: Goldwing Trike, salvage title.

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Re: Fuel leaks are serious business

Postby squirrel » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:43 pm

wow just replaced all my fuel lines thankfully

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Re: Fuel leaks are serious business

Postby Dogsled » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:07 pm

Well what are you riding now Scott???????
"Fight until hell freezes over, then fight on the ice"

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Re: Fuel leaks are serious business

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:20 pm

Dogsled wrote:Well what are you riding now Scott???????


The white GL1500 in my picture ---->

The burning trike pictures were sent to me, it's not my bike!

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Re: Fuel leaks are serious business

Postby jeffcosmo » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:32 pm

"That'll buff right out!!"

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Re: Fuel leaks are serious business

Postby tom84std » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:42 am

On the first long trip we ever took on my 1000 through Arkansas, I noticed one of the carbs leaking from the bowl drain onto the top of the engine case. It had washed away the silver engine paint where it had run down and was still dripping. I found a heavy piece of paper and fashioned a gasket. Stopped the leak and we rode on. Several of my early V8 cars did similar things, leaking raw fuel onto the intake manifold. Some were in a hot area boiling and vaporizing the fuel away. In either case I was just one arc away from having a vehicle destroyed and possibly worse. I hate fuel leaks, especially those around hot engines.




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