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Old 11-06-2004, 07:05 PM   #61
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I'm glad I checked mine, There is some wear on both lines on the top and bottom. Then I also seen that my overflow hose was off and looked closer and the nipple broke off the lid of the resivor in the from right. I will be calling the dealer on these things now.

SKI, did you find anything from the MoCo yet?
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Old 11-07-2004, 12:14 PM   #62
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may of 02, 16k miles. mesh worn through with scuffing on inner line. wrapped with another hose. thanks for the info.
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Old 11-14-2004, 03:55 PM   #63
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My '04 with 8000 mi. is worn through the mesh in two places. One next to the coil bolt and the other toward the front near the connection to the injector tubes. Use zip ties to secure the lines and will keep my eye on them.

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Old 11-14-2004, 07:22 PM   #64
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...Both my fuel lines lay between the cam covers running front to back and down in the 'valley' between the cam covers, well below the hex head bolts.
I'd bet that the hoses are supposed to be routed in this manner and if they are, there will be no problem for the life of the bike. That's what my new ones are like. As to why some fit and some don't, it may be an issue of training, or lack of detail on the manufacturing drawing for the fuel line manufacturing personnel at the MoCo or subcontractor that makes these hoses. When I saw the replacement hoses as compared to the damaged ones, they were significantly different. The new ones had a purposeful shape to them, the original ones looked "approximate". My guess is that they've changed something along the way. If the ones that are now installed from the factory are as nice as the ones I now have, they've addressed the problem and we may never hear of it again. However, if it was a problem once, it may be again. I base that on my 15+ years in manufacturing where "forever" is rarely longer than 2 years.
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Old 11-14-2004, 11:11 PM   #65
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I checked mine tonight and found the outer covering worn through. I will take care of the problem. I will have to thank this forum for all of the useful information I have obtained since joining.
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Old 01-11-2005, 12:50 PM   #66
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Checked my 02 20,000 miles today. No wear yet but ziptied to keep it that way. Where else would we get this kind of a heads up. thanks everybody.
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Old 01-16-2005, 11:55 PM   #67
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This is why we have this site, to help keep each other informed. I have 378 miles on my new ride and checked it out today. fuel line is making contact with frame and connector. Zero damage because it was detected so early so I just cushioned it with some dense foam padding I have lying around and will inspect periodically. Thanks for the info that prevented immanent damage to what is fast becoming my most favorite bike ever.
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Old 01-17-2005, 12:01 AM   #68
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By the way, this is the type of dangerous problem that is a real candidate for reporting to the NTSHA. If mine had actually leaked fuel I would have made the call.
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Old 01-24-2005, 08:09 AM   #69
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My '02 had the same wearing as most others here, braid worn through with some wear into the hose itself. I zipped it up away from the coil bolt but am concerned about the zip strip causing wear - what do you think??
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Old 02-06-2005, 01:03 PM   #70
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This is exactly the type of stuff one would hope for in a site such as this! Thanks for the warning. I spent the couple of minutes required and checked my '03, and found very minute indications of rubbing. Nothing worn through, so I simply added a small piece of 'sticky-back' rubber foam tape between the lower/right hose and the bolt.

This brings up another question, though. Would it be worthy to have a link (if there isn't one already) for some "must check" safety issues for our bikes? I'm sure some of the 'veterans' of this site have heard most everything and would have some great suggestions to every new V-Rod owner. Just a thought....as I'd hate to be the guy broken down on the side of the road just because I didn't check something simple like this.

Thanks again for info.
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Old 02-20-2005, 12:59 PM   #71
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My 03 had wear on the sheathing on both lines. Thank you all for the info.
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Old 02-21-2005, 01:58 PM   #72
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It winter --check this!!!

My '02 had definite wear, with only 3K miles on the bike. Anyone with an '02 or '03 should do this.

A cabletie looped around the wiring harness and the lines, tightened just enough to lift the lines off the coil mounting bolt, does the trick very nicely. Takes 5 minutes.

Damn, I'm tired of winter.....
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Old 02-21-2005, 02:23 PM   #73
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My '02 had the same wearing as most others here, braid worn through with some wear into the hose itself. I zipped it up away from the coil bolt but am concerned about the zip strip causing wear - what do you think??

Todfather and I both avoided the zip tie cure and used padding instead. if you use tie wraps be sure to cushion the contact area with tape or some other shielding so the ties dont break or wear thru what they are trying to protect.
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:37 PM   #74
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thanks for the heads up!! my 03 w/3700 rounds just started to show wear!
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Old 02-21-2005, 08:31 PM   #75
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Checked both lines ...No wear at all.....03 with 7800 miles ...Dam guys now I want to spend a little more time in the living room cleaning on it ....

Yes I said living room ....Its big enough and at least the wife can be with me in the same room ..... O well I know I have issues ....
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