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post #1 of 8 Old Oct 5th, 2011, 9:34 pm Thread Starter
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Just had my first tupperware party to find a gas leak. Not quick connects but the Union nut gasket at fuel pump. It is fixed and I did my first fuel and air filter while disassembled. Ordered quick connects and awaiting arrival before I put it all back together and hide it for the winter. Any recommendations on what else to do in that area while I am waiting?
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post #2 of 8 Old Oct 5th, 2011, 10:56 pm
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Welcome aboard.

You might want to update your signature & tell us your year of bike. Also what mileage it has that would indicate what service work it would need.

If your interested you might come to a BlackGoldBeemers meeting in Edmonton, check out the site for info http://www.blackgoldbeemers.ca/. Meeting next Wednesday see site for location.

We can help with servicing help if you need.

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I've gotten in the habit of spraying contact cleaner on anything and everything I see when I'm that deep into a bike. You've got the fuel pump connector, tank level sending unit, all the radio plugs around the sting ray, and the big wiring harness plug on the left side, etc.

Someone once told me that 70% of what puts old bikes on the side of the road are wiring problems, and most of them are old, corroded connections. So I've gotten in the habit of unplugging and spraying every connector I see.

Congrats on your first mining expedition.........not so bad...eh?

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I was in Gardiner Montana a few weeks ago and had a fuel line leak. I had the smell of fresh gas for a few days but no external signs. In Gardiner it got worse and couldn't be ignored anymore but nothing was dripping, Figured it must only be leaking when running. So I started it while standing on the right side and inside the plastic I could see a flow of gas streaming down the engine but the engine heat was evaporating it before it dripped. Got a hotel and took off the plastic to find a bulge and hole in the fuel line. Wasn't about to remove the gas tank to get to everything to replace it so I cleaned the hose, wrapped it with electrical tape, and put a hose clamp over the hole. Continued my trip, now 4k later it is still holding. When I put it to bed for winter I'll do the same as you, take the tank off, filters, and new lines.


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post #5 of 8 Old Oct 6th, 2011, 1:15 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks, updated profile (2009 with 27,000 miles) and will definitely spray the contacts. The "mining expedition" was something I have avoided but wasn't so bad. (haven't put back together yet so maybe I better not get too cocky) I have enjoyed working on my bike since off warranty this summer.
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Just make sure you get every last one of those tupperware screws in the exact hole they came out of. Or.......... toss 'em all in one pile then separate them into 3 piles by length. Start with the short screws first and use them where you can. If a short one is too short use a longer one. You will end up with long ones and that is just plain OK. There are one or two that you might need to be careful of as they might penetrate the gas tank.

Can someone tell him which screws these might be?

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post #7 of 8 Old Oct 25th, 2011, 1:45 pm Thread Starter
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"Just make sure you get every last one of those tupperware screws in the exact hole they came out of. Or.......... "

Oh yeah, that really happened!!!! I did my best and after putting it all back together and taking it to fill up, realizing for some reason my gas gauge wasn't working, tearing it all apart to find out I had not plugged in the gas gauge to the right plug (did anyone ever realize that the heated seat plug is exactly the same plug?) I know - Rookie

Anyway, I got two tupperware parties for the price of one and some good experience. Everything works now and I survived. I had much better control over screws (and plugs) the second time around.

Can't wait till next time!
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