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Old 03-22-2009, 11:41 PM
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Default Re: Lost my fuel line

All good posts. Im only adding this for those who may be having problems or may want to change to a better fuel line fit. Like fairracing31 did also.

I think this will help some people.... if your having fit problems.
On my HT and all of my mini chopper builds i run into the nipples (carb/tank) being slightly smaller than the 1/4" fuel line.
This causes the fuel line to fit sloppy (loose) and your totally relying one the clamp to keep it snug. Sometimes seeping.

I have found that if you use 3/16 fuel line and filter that the lines fit perfectly snug on the nipples. (many times without a clamp)
8 times out of 10 you cannot find them at any local stores. You can find them at snowmobile shops, but they are
spendy. 5 years ago I tried good ol' e-bay and there was only 1 supplier of 3/16 supplies. But now there are plenty
of people selling them at very reasonable prices._________Maybe in your area's you can find then in the store, but 3/16" has
been the cats meow for my many applications.

If all connections fit great on your bike, leave it alone! This is just a tip for sloppy lines/fittings.

3/16 Fuel line....3 16 fuel line, Home Garden, eBay Motors items on

3/16 Filters...3 16 fuel filter, Home Garden, wii items on

3/16 Clamps... 3 16 fuel clamps, eBay Motors, wii items on

Some vendors sell all three, but you have to do the homework. graucho
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