Fuel Leaks - A Rant
Since purchasing "Vicky" I have faced a constant fuel drip. I have now replaced nearly $90 in fuel lines, including lines leading to & from the fuel pump, which required removing the rear monoshock (because THAT was easy?). Still, tonight, I come home to find a puddle.
So, I did what any strapping young lad would do. I turned on the stereo to some vintage rock, laid down the cushy knee-protection work pad, carefully drained all of the remaining fuel (approximately one gallon of the original FOUR gallons of non-oxy I put in), and I started tracing my fuel lines.
After nearly 3 hours, I found the culprit!!!!
An $0.85 O-ring on the quick-connect for the return line looks terrible.
And, of course, it's *ALMOST* a standard size, so O'Riley's doesn't have a replacement. Bike bandit does, and it should be here in a week or so. I ordered several. $20 order, in fact. There are a number of them around the bike and they're ALL getting replaced, dammit!!!!
That's not to say the other fuel lines didn't need replacing. Some were leaking & others weren't far behind. But I cannot tell you how many times I've taken this tank off because of this little O-Ring.
I'm sure there are Challenger engineers who have been saying this same sentence for about 32 years. First world problems...
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