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Old 10-10-2004, 04:09 PM   #31
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Mine was worn completely through the woven cover on the side next to the coil! I have 18k miles on the bike, its an '03, built Aug '02. I put some 3-m doublestick tape between the coil and the fuel line. Thanks for the heads up - everyone should chech their bikes, I fear.
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Old 10-10-2004, 05:12 PM   #32
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Finally checked mine and it's ok. Thanks again for the 411.
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Old 10-10-2004, 05:17 PM   #33
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Mine is worn similarly to Danii and the other '02 owners. It appears that this is an issue on the early model bikes. I'll pass the info. on to appropriate people at H-D, and hopefully we'll get a fix back from them ASAP.

The only other thought that occurs to me is that, unless the hose is really badly worn - not to rush into doing a "half-assed" fix. Pulling the hoses out of the way and changing the routing could create a new wear point someplace else. Also - don't protect the hoses with electrical tape, or something that might melt (or catch fire!) Max' idea of using spark-plug loom sounds pretty good. I'm going to wait to hear back from H-D before I do anything radical.
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Old 10-10-2004, 05:36 PM   #34
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Mine was worn to put a rubber hose around both of them and a tie wrap to hold in in place. Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-11-2004, 10:32 AM   #35
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Checked mine and they rest right on the cam cover. No wear at all, but I will put a rubber hose over them.....just in case. Thanks again you all.
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Old 10-11-2004, 04:04 PM   #36
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On the advice of a contact I have at H-D, he suggested that everyone who (legitimately) has this problem should call Technical Services.

If you haven't called H-D's customer service number, you should be prepared for a looooong wait. Think 25 minutes or so, or enough time to hear "Born to Wild", "Bad Motorscooter", "Radar Love" etc. enough to be really sick of them. But eventually you will get through - although they helpfully give you the opportunity to give up every three or four minutes.

I wish I could say that my brief conversation with a Technical Services person was fruitful - but it wasn't. According to the woman I spoke with, "they haven't had a problem with that..."

With that said, I would ask that every owner who really has this problem to place a call to the H-D customer service department to report it. If they get enough calls on the subject, and especially within a few days of each other - then at the next "Group Meeting" or whatever they have, they will realize that there is a potentially serious problem out there.

I would advise you NOT to mention that you first heard of this problem at V-Rodforums, or anywhere online for that matter. Tech. Services tend to be wary of "internet hysteria", and so discount any caller mentioning problems they read about online. And lastly, please call ONLY if your bike has this problem. You will need to give them your VIN number, and by checking which production dates are involved may make it easier for them to figure out a cause, and a fix.
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Old 10-11-2004, 04:12 PM   #37
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Old 10-18-2004, 05:07 PM   #38
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update

When I called about the heat shield she was very nice--but no go
on the recall. On the fuel line-- Interesting My fuel lines are all below the bolt head--no damage. I have a 2003 VROD2 tone.

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Old 10-18-2004, 05:37 PM   #39
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Did a thorough check, and had a little wear through on one of the sleeves at the bolt, no big deal, nothing a piece of tape and leather couldn't fix. (Piece of leather was all I could find at the moment).
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Old 10-18-2004, 05:40 PM   #40
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Originally Posted by vroddrew
On the advice of a contact I have at H-D, he suggested that everyone who (legitimately) has this problem should call Technical Services.

If you haven't called H-D's customer service number, you should be prepared for a looooong wait. Think 25 minutes or so, or enough time to hear "Born to Wild", "Bad Motorscooter", "Radar Love" etc. enough to be really sick of them. But eventually you will get through - although they helpfully give you the opportunity to give up every three or four minutes.

I wish I could say that my brief conversation with a Technical Services person was fruitful - but it wasn't. According to the woman I spoke with, "they haven't had a problem with that..."

With that said, I would ask that every owner who really has this problem to place a call to the H-D customer service department to report it. If they get enough calls on the subject, and especially within a few days of each other - then at the next "Group Meeting" or whatever they have, they will realize that there is a potentially serious problem out there.

I would advise you NOT to mention that you first heard of this problem at V-Rodforums, or anywhere online for that matter. Tech. Services tend to be wary of "internet hysteria", and so discount any caller mentioning problems they read about online. And lastly, please call ONLY if your bike has this problem. You will need to give them your VIN number, and by checking which production dates are involved may make it easier for them to figure out a cause, and a fix.
They never heard about the klunk either.
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Old 10-18-2004, 06:33 PM   #41
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I had mine replaced last week. More wear than some, not as much as others. The dealer tried to get the lines covered under extended warraty. They won't cover "hoses". Since I had them also replace the rear valve cover gasket (was covered under warranty), the dealer did not charge me anything for labor and replaced my rear crankcase ventilator hose. Out the door for under $100. I am looking to add some more protection. Do we have a concenus on the best way to cover the fuel lines to prevent this wear again??
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Old 10-22-2004, 06:17 AM   #42
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I checked mine and it was rubbing but hadn' rubbed through...yet! We put a piece of tubing around the line and then zip clipped the line away from the bolt.
I think I will call it in to technical services.
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Old 10-22-2004, 09:16 AM   #43
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Do we have a concenus on the best way to cover the fuel lines to prevent this wear again??
The fact that it only affects some bikes, and specifically seems to be limited to 2002 and early 2003 models, indicates to me that it may be related to either the routing or the length of the fuel lines. Bikes where the right fuel line rubs up against the side of the socket-head cap screw by the coil seem to be prone to the problem. If the fuel line is routed so it lays on top of the screw, it does not seem to occur. If you dealer installed a new fuel line, check to see how it lays - I'll bet it is slightly different than it was before.
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Old 10-22-2004, 10:21 AM   #44
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for the sake our own "in forum" knowledge base.....My '03 was produced 05/03 and now has 7k miles...no sign of wear (thankfully) all pieces in that area seem very secure. No self mods made in that area of the bike either. ie,. air box, etc still intact.
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The fact that it only affects some bikes, and specifically seems to be limited to 2002 and early 2003 models, indicates to me that it may be related to either the routing or the length of the fuel lines. Bikes where the right fuel line rubs up against the side of the socket-head cap screw by the coil seem to be prone to the problem. If the fuel line is routed so it lays on top of the screw, it does not seem to occur. If you dealer installed a new fuel line, check to see how it lays - I'll bet it is slightly different than it was before.

Mine's a 2002 july born vrod It has rubbed partly through the hose ((
What about the guys who have vrods that are NOT in this forum do they have to wait till there is a FIRE ? This has to be a re call ! dam i seen reacalls for taillights this is a Saftey Issuie For SURE !!!!!!!
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