Fuel Leak on GL1200


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Fuel Leak on GL1200

Postby Richy » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:03 pm



This bike is new to me and my first GL. Today while changing the oil I discovered a fuel leak. The gas is leaking near an inline filter. The line that goes from the petcock to the fuel pump has an inline filter in it. It looks like one of those cheap plastic filters that are $2 everywhere. In fact I use one just like it on my CB900.
Anyway the fuel lines look so bad and the filter needs to be replaced, I just want some advice.

Should I go with original Honda or are there better availaable for less?


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Re: Fuel Leak on GL1200

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:38 am

Are you sure it's the filter leaking, or is it where the fuel line joins to the filter? It could be the fuel lines are just worn out. They're relatively cheap to replace, and so is the filter. If it were mine, I'd probably just replace them all and be done with it. :)

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Re: Fuel Leak on GL1200

Postby Richy » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:15 pm

I removed the line from the fuel pump and tank petcock so I could access the filter. While pulling the fuel line the filter literally came unglued! This is one of those see-through filters that is like 2 cones gled together whith a filter element trapped inside.
The filter was cracked at the seam and fell apart in my hand. The fuel line still attached to each end of the now separate pieces.
In fact, even the barb fitting had a crack in it, even though it was still clamped to the fuel line.
I installed a new filter and new fuel lines.
The previous owner had told me that he always added StaBil to each tank of gas. I'm guessing this is what killed the plastic filter.
Lines looked good but I replaced them anyway.

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2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: Fuel Leak on GL1200

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:11 am

I've heard talk of aftermarket Emgo fuel filters falling apart and disintegrating after a few years, so I've been replacing mine every couple of years - they're only a few dollars, so it's not that big a deal.




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