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Smells like gasoline
The lacquer thinner worked just fine in taking off the white lettering.

I'm also pleased to announce my 'Wing now has a new fuel filter and new fuel lines. After starting her up and checking for leaks, so far there aren't any! Kinda proud of myself and the standard black lines look just fine with new clamps.

Thanks for everyone, especially Vic, who pointed the way. One more skill added to my c.v.
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#16 08-09-2007, 02:53 PM,
We knew you could do it Ian. :wink:
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#17 08-09-2007, 04:16 PM,
admin Wrote:Lane, I wouldn't want to guess. Can you peel back the covering and see what the hose rating is? Brake hose is hydraulic rated but if you use it for gasoline or motor oil it can do really strange things like swell up and disintegrate. If I were you I would want to be sure about that hose before using it just so it doesn't come apart and do some serious damage to your carburetors.

You and Keener are right, the hydraulic hose says the pressure rating and use hydraulic oil only on it. Thanks guys, that could have been a costly mistake.
Ride safe have fun and enjoy. Lane
1985 Aspencade
2002 Vulcan
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#18 08-09-2007, 04:28 PM,
It could have been ugly Lane.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#19 08-09-2007, 05:39 PM,
FIRE! FIRE!

OH MY BIKE MY BIKE! [Image: crying.gif]
John McFarland
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#20 08-10-2007, 07:13 AM,
By the way, the gasoline smell has all but disappeared now that I have all new hoses. I did notice that the cloth covering on the old hoses really smelled of gas so, once again, Vic was right. Geez, I love this site and the help I get!
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#21 08-18-2007, 02:04 PM,
Does anyone know about a fuel cut relay on the 1200's? Also, how does one know if the vent is plugged on the gas cap?
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#22 08-26-2007, 09:31 PM,
There's no fuel cut relay that I can think of on a carb equipped Wing Ian. You'd know if the fuel cap vent was plugged because your bike would run out of gas and there would be a big vacuum when you opened the gas cap instead of the normal pressure.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#23 08-27-2007, 08:17 AM,
I've got a gas smell from time to time too. Thanks for the tip, I'm going to check my hoses.

Did you have to take much stuff off to get to the hoses?
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#24 09-07-2007, 04:21 AM,
No, just the filter as I recall.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#25 09-07-2007, 07:17 AM,
Hi Vic, What would be normal pressure as apposed to a big vacuum? I get air release when I undo my cap.

As well, I replaced the one hose from the fuel filter to the pump that had a very small leak. I can't see a leak in any other hoses but under the two right carbs the silver paint is peeling off the engine and is a slightly tan colour. I am still getting a gas smell around the bike but I am not sure if that is more to do with the carbs not being set up right. I wonder if it would be a good idea to replace all of the hoses, including the ones to the carbs as well. As well, will the same type of hose be ok considering the heat that is under there? Bluesman.
The journey chosen will determine the destination.
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#26 09-10-2007, 04:44 PM,
It all depends on the temperature of the fuel when it's pumped into the tank. If you pump in cold fuel on a hot day it will expand and create pressure as the engine runs it draws off the pressure in the tank and as the temperature drops so does the pressure so it's relative.

You could have another hose leaking or possibly a leaky o-ring on the pipe between the carbs or maybe a sticking float valve, might be time for a rebuild. Just slide a piece of cardboard under the carbs to see if you can pinpoint where to leak is coming from.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#27 09-11-2007, 08:39 AM,
Hi Vic,
Looking at the stain on the top of the right side of the engine, it could very well be comming from that pipe.
Question... what does that pipe do and can the o-rings be changed without taking off the carbs?
The journey chosen will determine the destination.
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#28 09-11-2007, 01:01 PM,
Ok.... So the pipes are for coolant.
The stains may have come the coolant seeping out over the winter from shrinking o-rings due to the cold. Could coolant lift the paint over time?

As well, I found the clamps for the two rubber spacers from the carbs to the intake on the right side loose.

I need to test drive.
The journey chosen will determine the destination.
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#29 09-11-2007, 02:48 PM,
The pipes I was talking about carry gasoline from one carb to the other and have o-ring seals on each end.

You're talking about the coolant crossover pipes and yes anti freeze can damage paint but so can gasoline.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#30 09-12-2007, 09:09 AM,


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