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bikerdave Mine is worn on the inside hose closest to the coil pack and the other one looked good. but will look again!!!!! Thanks Greg

PS... I Went back and looked at your pic and my lines are lower and to the left, the bolt that your lines are laying on is the one that rubs my inside line .. Hope this help someone.
 

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Mine is worn through on the lower feed. Mine is worn on the inside hose closest to the coil pack and the other one looked good.

BikerDave, Your lines are longer than mine which forces them to the top and the bracket. Mine settle into the space where the coil bolt makes contact.
 

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Panman said:
BikerDave, Your lines are longer than mine which forces them to the top and the bracket. Mine settle into the space where the coil bolt makes contact.
Panman, the old ones DO appear to be longer. The replacements I now have fit nicely. They are right on top of the cam cover and over to the left. I think I will put a piece of hose or similar on them to protect them nonetheless!

More later,
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First i just want to add this site is the best !! I checked it out on my bike (03 with 6k) and i had it the same as in the picture of v cruz's bike, it had worn through the outer covering on the line next to the coil, i wrapped it in some hose and snugged it with ziptie. I will just keep an eye on it. Thanx again .
 

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Two more V-Rods have this damage.
My buddy Daryll's '02 ser#1121 w/20k mi has the damage on the line next to the coil mount. Just some light damage on the sheathing, none on fuel line so far. The upper line also had the same type and level of damage.
Mine, on the other hand, has some pretty severe damage. Also an '02 ser#4494 but with 26k mi the line next to the coil mount was almost eaten completely through! The upper line had the sheathing eating completely through, but the line is still good. I'm glad we're all sharing this stuff! I already got some tubing around both, and will fortify it with some auto heater hose this weekend!
EVERYONE CHECK THIS OUT. NOT COOL
 

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Well as most of you know how H-D keeps us up to date, Most of the time. But this one has puzzeled me. This is clearly a Safety Isuue. I have yet to see this, But I am Checking. But here is what puzzles me, And to a Tech. kinda scary. Now don't be alarmed. I will be face to Face with the MOCO on this in less than 2 weeks and will call sooner. Keep an eye on these lines for now. O.K. this is what I know. There have been a few broken front motor mounts, I even changed one myself. We know H-D has changed the front one for the '05s. Why?? Could it be there is a vibration, even with a good motor mount that can have an effect on the lines being so close to the coil pack and frame?? Don't know? But I did look at an '05 today and there is a double sheath on the fuel lines. HMMM???? I'll find out, and post as soon as I can. so just Keep an eye on them. Later Ski.
 

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Thanks to "bikerdave"for passing on the info on his fuel line problem.Its the members that make this forum the outstanding source that it is.
I checked mine as soon as I read the thread,and found significant wear on the inboard line where it rests against the coil bolt.Close to being through the shielding,but not quite,added another layer of shielding.Another item to keep an eye on,should do the job.
Appears to be two different wear points in same general area due to either line length,or routing.My lines lay fairly snug against lower cam cover between upper cam cover and coil bolt.
Bike is 03 with 09/02 build date 9k mi.
 

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No problems,....yet!

Thanks for the heads up tip. I checked mine real close, and found no wear spots. I'll keep my eye on it.
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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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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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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. :thumb:
 

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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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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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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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vroddrew said:
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. :confused:
 
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