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Old 11-09-2012, 10:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Fuel lines?

I was out riding my vt500c around and had a complete loss of engine power, and it refused to restart.... (kicking, bumping, ignition... all of it fail)

i was confused but, kept looking at the engine. i noticed that the hose from the petcock to the rear cylinder was off? i stuck back on and after a few tires, the bike fired right up.

the hose looked like it was broken and the was no clasp or wire to hold it. i want to replace since i'm trying to sell the bike off.

anyone else had this happen?

I searched around for the tube and could not find it at cheap cycle parts, any suggestions?
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It is a vacuum line. When it fails fuel is turned off.

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Old 11-10-2012, 12:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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X2 on the vacuum line. Happened to me a couple times until I put a small zip tie on it hasn't come off on it's own since.

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