tygon fuel lines


Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
  • Sponsored Links
naked84
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:22 am
Location: St. Peters Mo.
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200 std.

tygon fuel lines

Postby naked84 » Thu May 07, 2015 10:46 am



Just wondered if any members have used tygon lines to deal with the ethanol headaches associated with rubber fuel components. I have used tygon on other rides that are more exposed to the elements ( not hidden behind plastics ) but it is less rigid and crimps easily when a short radius bend is involved. Amy feedback is welcome. Thanks again.



User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17047
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: tygon fuel lines

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 07, 2015 11:02 am

Even if you do change the fuel lines, there are still lots of other parts in the carburetors, petcock, and elsewhere that still use materials susceptible to ethanol.

naked84
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:22 am
Location: St. Peters Mo.
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200 std.

Re: tygon fuel lines

Postby naked84 » Thu May 07, 2015 11:15 am

I agree with you about other components being conpromised...the flip side of this problem is the availability/use of straight gas. It's out there but is hard to find. Marine or agriculture based supplies are hidden from the general public. Gotta know somebody. I am using 93 octane pump gas in my 84 with no real performance questions but am concerned with longevity.


Return to “GL1200 Information & Questions”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests