Need some help! This is the closest thread I could find regarding an issue I am having with my 04' V-Rod.
When I run the bike in hot weather (warmer than 90 degrees) and in town riding the bike will act like it is vapor locking. It will idle perfectly, but when you open the throttle it surges like it wants to get up and go, then the fuel flow cuts back to idle. (I look like a teenager learning to drive a stick shift as it lunges every 4-5 seconds).
It happened on my way home Friday so I swung into the dealer. They let it idle in the shade for 15 minutes then took it our for a test ride and could not duplicate the same symptom.
Each time this has happened all I needed to do to remedy the issue is fill the tank. It immediately runs like a new bike. This happens at 3/4, 1/2, 1/4 tank levels so I am confident it is not fuel starvation. It is not dirty gas as it runs fine on the same tank of gas in cooler temperatures. The common denominator is the temperature. It is not dirty gas as it runs fine on the same gas when the temps are cooler.
My though here us that maybe the cam cover is heating the fuel lines to a temperature that would compromise the flow of gas???
Anyboy want to take a shot at this??? Ideas? Suggestions??
To Jnieto...I too have just had this problem.The short story is that it was finally traced to a loose connection on the hp side of a fuel line. The "flange" was replaced and a fuel hose connector also and have had no problems since.
Instead if a new fuel line I put a rubber sheath around the line next to the bolt. Been over a year and I checked it last night and it's still looking good. If not for the forum I would have NEVER even looked when I got the bike.
I looked and did a search on this thread and I don't see the part #'s for both fuel lines.
When I looked the lines up I find 2 #'s 61504-01A & 61505-01A,these both supersede to 1 #,61516-07.Are these the numbers everyone is using for both lines?
BTW,the new lines are $62 each compared to $22 each for the old #'s,and are on BO till mid March.
61516-07 is a kit with both lines. The other numbers are individual lines. It's still more than twice as expensive so I hope the kit comes with something other than the two lines. Maybe chrome or gold plating.
Nope, no plating. Just two plastic lines. But they do fit a bit better than the originals. The lines have different size connectors so you would want to change them both anyway, even though only the pressure side has the rubbing problem.
I read this thread with great interest over the weekend. (Yeah, I know it's been out there a while.) So, I did the 5 minute inspection with a flashlight and sure enough I found I had problems.
I found 3 places where the protective braid was completely worn through. When I found wear on the bare fuel line, I figured it was time to buy new lines. This is where it gets interesting.
I checked on-line with Chicago Harley and found a price of $49.60 for the 61516-07 kit. I even received confirmation of the order from Chicago Harley via email. Next I received a 'Order in Progress/Checking Stock' email @ 12:25pm.
Then I received an email @ 4:51pm saying that the 61516-07 price had increased from $49.60 to $84.00 and that the order was adjusted accordingly. Not a 'Hey, we screwed up and we're really sorry' or something like that. Next I get an email from my bank showing that Chicago Harley billed me at the new higher price...which is very close to 70% higher.
You would think that Chicago Harley's online pricing would be up-to-date. It's a little tough to believe in this day and age of online purchasing (Best Buy, Circuit City, Amazon, etc.) that Chicago Harley would be so far behind the curve.
Just did mine and did find some wear. Just raising them will put pressure on the top of the lines on the metal support. I would not rely on your fix. Seems you are preventing one problem and creating another. I covered the lines with a split tubing. Then secured it with cable ties. Very very easy fix, and will probably work for the life of the bike. If I had to replace the lines, then I would wrap with cable wrap.
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