fuel line annoyance, ~3/16" carb inlet 1/4" everything else

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  1. el Diablo Guapo

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    I have resorted to adding a sleeve of 3/16" ID line and fuel line over that.

    As long as i am griping, why does the fuel line that comes with the kit react to gasoline and turn brittle? I try not to use it for the sleeve.

    no biggie, just annoying


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  2. Kartooo

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    crassius Well-Known Member

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    I usually use fatter line from tank to filter then thinner line to carb.

    sometimes I heat a piece of wiring shrink wrap to fitting to thicken it
     
  4. el Diablo Guapo

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    heat shrink on the inlet- that is a good idea!
    thanks

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  5. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    If your fuel line is too small for the inlet, stick a Phillips screwdriver or a tapered punch in the end of the fuel line and wiggle it around for a while.

    Squirt some WD40 in the end, and squeeze it on.
     
  6. el Diablo Guapo

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    I get what your are saying.

    I am going to try that, I have both sizes of hose.

    thanks Bairdco
     
  7. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

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    if all you have is small hose, then dip it in boiling water for a few seconds and it will stretch then retract once it's on
     
  8. Kartooo

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    will that work with a grip ?
    a 7/8ths grip i would like to use on a 1 " throttle ???
     
  9. el Diablo Guapo

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    boiling water, that too is a great idea - and since the big end end is the fuel filter, i can do that in a convenient location.

    as to the grips on versize bars, sometimes I have been able use my airhose under the edge of the grip to "inflate" it slightly as I put it on and off. I have also used a small amount of liquid dish soap on the handle bar, much like mounting a tire.


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  10. crassius

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    whether a grip would soften and expand would depend on what it is made of - wouldn't hurt to try
     

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