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post #1 of 3 Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 3:29 pm Thread Starter
 
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My 02 LT has been setting for 2 wks, today when I started it I heard a pop near the instrument panel. Thought it was a fuse, might be, but I noticed fuel flowing rather generously over my right head. Well, I had to get to work so I parked it in the garage. I'd like to get an idea of what I'm getting into when I get home tonight. I've never had the skin off of this bike but I plan on it tonight. Can someone give me an idea of what I'll be seeing tonight. Thanks.
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My 02 LT has been setting for 2 wks, today when I started it I heard a pop near the instrument panel. Thought it was a fuse, might be, but I noticed fuel flowing rather generously over my right head. Well, I had to get to work so I parked it in the garage. I'd like to get an idea of what I'm getting into when I get home tonight. I've never had the skin off of this bike but I plan on it tonight. Can someone give me an idea of what I'll be seeing tonight. Thanks.
"Right head"??

I assume you are talking about the crank cover, which is on the right side.

If so, you probably blew one of the quick disconnects for the tank. There was a service bulletin on this, and the dealers replace the disconnects, or the "O" rings in them. These are located right over the crank cover, on the right side of the bike. Not a biggie, but be glad it happened in your garage, and not on the road.

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gas leak, help

I had a gas leak while on the road to work. Kept smelling gas but couldn't tell where it was coming from. When I got to work, I noticed my right boot was damp. It was gas. One of the plastic quick connect had actually cracked and gas would seep out whenever the throttle was advanced, but would not leak at idle. I carefully rode it home and ordered a replacement quick connect fitting and changed it out myself. It wasn't that hard, just lots of plastic to remove to get to it.

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