Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Coconut Creek, FL, USA
1999 fuel leak
So what do you guys make of this?
A week or two ago I wheeled Lorelei out of the garage to go visit a friend of mine, only to discover a large puddle had formed underneath her after she'd idled in the garage for for a minute or so while I found my friend in the GPS. I quickly shut her off, stuck my fingers in the puddle, and took a whiff. Gasoline. Swell.
After searching the FAQs and forums here I now know fuel leaks were more common among the quick-disconnects on the tanks of the 2001-2003 bikes, but I didn't discover anything about leaky fuel systems on a 1999.
Even stranger is this: I stripped her topless last night and cranked her up, hoping to get a bead on where the fuel might be coming from.
I got no leak at all. Everything worked as designed.
So I put her all back together (after doing some maintenance stuff I'd been meaning to unbutton the Tupperware for but had been putting off) and test-rode her. Still nothing. No leak at all.
Before I had wheeled her out of the garage on that fateful morning, she had sat idle for two weeks after two-and-a-half solid hours of high-speed highway riding. Could some expanding fuel somewhere in the fuel system be the culprit?
I'm baffled. As a hardware engineer, serious problems that magically go away frighten me--they always seem to come back at the most inopportune times (like right before the product delivery date).
Any thoughts, gang?
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'99 Canyon Red K1200LT Lorelei