Fuel leak


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lovig214
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Fuel leak

Postby lovig214 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:14 pm



Hi On my 1983 gl1100 Interstate I started to smell a gasoline smell when on the bike and when it was sitting. I got to checking around and I have noticed that there is gas dripping out of a small hole on the fuel pump that is just above the brake pedal Any Ideas what is causing this and how to repair it? Thank you Craig



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Re: Fuel leak

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:09 pm

Rebuild the pump(diaphragm is leaking into the open air cavity)or replace it with a 2.5psi electric one(my favorite fix).

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Re: Fuel leak

Postby lovig214 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:36 pm

hey thanks. where do i purchase a 2.5 electric pump. and how do i terminate the original pump.

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Re: Fuel leak

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:20 am

If you're replacing the original pump with an electric one, the original can just be left as is (and used as a backup for when/if the electric fails).

You can also just replace the original pump. You can get them new - Cyclemax has them for $83.

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Re: Fuel leak

Postby lovig214 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:48 am

Thanks guys. I ordered a original pump from bikebandit today. I got to looking around and found one there. Is there any tricks to changing them out or is it pretty straight forward in just taking the old one off and putting the new one in place.

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Re: Fuel leak

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:16 pm

Have a look here: Replacing your fuel pump

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Re: Fuel leak

Postby DragonRider » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:42 pm

WingAdmin wrote:If you're replacing the original pump with an electric one, the original can just be left as is (and used as a backup for when/if the electric fails).

You can also just replace the original pump. You can get them new - Cyclemax has them for $83.


Love your idea, I never thought about it but if electrical pump were to fail you could always swap line back to factory pump to get home (may leak but it will get you there)

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Re: Fuel leak

Postby lovig214 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:55 pm

Thanks Wing Admin, Sorry I'm so late with a reply. My wife and I went on a little trip. While we were gone the new pump arrived and in the morning i plan on putting it on. My only worry right now is I did not get the gaskets. Can I buy gasket material and make then?

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Re: Fuel leak

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:59 am

The old one can be pried off if you are careful. I use a putty knife and small hammer one whack and it usually pops off.. it not a high pressure or ever bathed area so almost any seal with work. A more likely source of a leak is the gasket attached to the tach housing where it mounts to the head, once disturbed.
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Re: Fuel leak

Postby lovig214 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:12 am

Thanks RBGERSON I am going to give it a try today. Thanks everyone for your help this is a cool site. Craig




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