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Rode the DGR 2 weeks ago and had no issues with my bike. Started it up again today and it's dripping fuel all over the floor! Dripping stops when I turn the engine off. Starts again if I turn the ignition key to on. Even if I don't start the engine

Any ideas?

Ive never had the tank off, is it easy enough?

Thanks

 

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Yes, tank is easy to remove. It looks like the leak is coming from near the front, or a vent. Is the tank full? Heat may have expanded it and and its burping a bit. I was expecting the video to show fuel leaking at the rear of the tank where the quick disconnects are. Check/confirm that. You may not have an issue...
 

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Yes, tank is easy to remove. It looks like the leak is coming from near the front, or a vent. Is the tank full? Heat may have expanded it and and its burping a bit. I was expecting the video to show fuel leaking at the rear of the tank where the quick disconnects are. Check/confirm that. You may not have an issue...
It was pretty much running down the outsides of the black hoses on the left side of the tank. There was a decent pool underneath. Never done it before?
 

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Not sure what the underside of an SC tank is like but my S4 did a similar thing to me a while ago.
It turned out to be a slightly loose clamp holding the pressurised outlet hose from the fuel tank at the tank.
If you're talking about removing the tank it's probably not a leaking tank like the monsters get around the hinge to flip the tank up.
 

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it looks like your bleed hose is a lose connection.
 

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Got the tank raised this morning. Wasn't the breather hose sadly. Someone has added aftermarket braided fuel hoses at some point and one of them is leaking.

I take it the tank needs to be drained and removed to swap hoses over? If so I'll probably just ask the garage to do it when they put on new belts and check the valve guides. I'll struggle to find a full day free with a 5 year old to get anything more than an oil change done myself!

 

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No, the tank does not need to be drained, when you disconnect the hoses from the fuel pump the holes automatically seal.
 

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No, the tank does not need to be drained, when you disconnect the hoses from the fuel pump the holes automatically seal.
Thanks for the quick reply. So can you give me an idiots guide to where I can find replacement parts in the uk and how I swap the hose over without petrol pissing all over my bike please 🙏🏼
 

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Thanks for the quick reply. So can you give me an idiots guide to where I can find replacement parts in the uk and how I swap the hose over without petrol pissing all over my bike please 🙏🏼
this may be helpful. it is not hard once you see it.
 

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Thanks for the quick reply. So can you give me an idiots guide to where I can find replacement parts in the uk and how I swap the hose over without petrol pissing all over my bike please 🙏🏼
there has to be a UK equivalent to mcmaster-car i would imagine.
 

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this may be helpful. it is not hard once you see it.
Thanks, that looks easy enough. So the only things attached to the tank are

1 Breather hose
1 Overflow hose
2 x Fuel lines
1 x Wiring connector

And the tank self seals once the fuel lines have drained?
 

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Thanks, that looks easy enough. So the only things attached to the tank are

1 Breather hose
1 Overflow hose
2 x Fuel lines
1 x Wiring connector

And the tank self seals once the fuel lines have drained?
yep.
 

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You will get some fuel leaking from the fuel lines when you first disconnect them, but don't panic, that is normal.
 

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I keep a new set of the quick disconnects in my spares box "just in case" because they feel so fragile and are such a PIA to remove and reinstall and they never feel quite like they are securely reconnected. I'm not a fan. And be sure to lube the O-rings before reconnecting them.
 
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