Replacing Fuel Lines


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Replacing Fuel Lines

Postby BikerNewsman » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:17 am



In reference to the GL1100 article found here - viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4163 - are the fuel lines on the GL1200 LTD w/EFI the same diameter as the ones on a GL1100? If not, what is the diameter? I assume this is inside diameter, right, so it won't make any difference if I switch over to the stainless mesh? Also, does anyone know the "pre cut" lengths of the lines? :?:


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Re: Replacing Fuel Lines

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:25 pm

It's next to impossible to find fuel lines (other than from Honda$$$$) that are the original diameter.

Standard automotive 1/4" fuel lines will work just fine if they are the same size as the 1100 - from looking at the 1200 service manual, I suspect they are larger, perhaps 3/8"?

You can do what I did - buy a few feet of braided stainless fuel line on Amazon or wherever, then as you remove each old piece, cut a piece from the stainless to the same length, and install it.

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Re: Replacing Fuel Lines

Postby BikerNewsman » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:04 am

Thanks for the size info. I'll just match, cut, then record the lengths for future reference. Do you know if braided stainless is available for the lines going into, and out of, the fuel filter, or is that something that would have to be made at a shop since they have pressed-on couplings?
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Re: Replacing Fuel Lines

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:15 am

I'm pretty sure those would be custom. They use banjo bolt fittings, which require special crimpers to properly fasten them to the hoses.

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Re: Replacing Fuel Lines

Postby Garycw » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:17 am

I found that the fuel lines on 87GL1200 are 3/8" or 5/16". I used the 3/8" just fine for the non fuel injected '87 but 1/4" diffidently woul not work on it.

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Re: Replacing Fuel Lines

Postby BikerNewsman » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:42 am

Well, not ready to go with that much custom when it comes to the filter lines! lol I'm sure that would be way out of my budget right now. Thanks again for the replies.


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