Question about 2006 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster Custom
Hi Martin, it's 1/4" fuel line that can be cut to length at any auto parts store. Have nice day.
Posted on Jun 05, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi and welcome to FixYa,
A fuel feed hose would enter the carbs either from the top or the side. Any hose attached to the carb from the bottom would be a drain hose. Being a drain hose, it is only connected at one end (bottom of the carb) and is free on the other. Normally, there would be a drain screw very near where the drain hose enters the bottom of the carb. The purpose of the drain screw and hose is to allow removal of contaminated, stale fuel or flushing of rust, sand from the carb bowl.
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Posted on Apr 27, 2009
main thing befor you drill the mounting hole, make sure its in the middle and the right spot. i did many accurate mods on harleys for ppl because you need a good eye, which most deaalerships dont have. place tape on fender, measure, mark, measure again then drill small hole, check, if good drill full size, if of , drag hole then drill.
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
I would guess stale gasoline or fuel. Try fresh fuel in the tank. If this doesn't clear the problem, you could need to have your carburetor or fuel injection system cleaned. I'm not even sure if they put fuel injection on Sportsters since I don't work on fuel injected bikes. I mostly work on the older bikes like Panheads, Shovelheads, Evos. Not too many Sportsters but have worked on a lot of Ironhead Sportsters. Try the fuel first. It's a cheap fix. Hope it works for you. Good luck with the knee replacement. My wife had one knee replaced and it works great.
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
Ride the bike until it starts "holding back" or whatever it does. If you think it's fuel level related. Disconnect the fuel line at either the carb or the tank. Turn the fuel on, or if you have one of those vacuum operated petcocks, apply vacuum with a hand operated vacuum pump to open the petcock and test the fuel flow. See if you have a full stream of fuel coming out of the hose. Then fill the tank, and retest. Notice the difference in the flow.
Now, if there is a noticable difference, what is causing it. It could be the petcock screen. I've seen the screens have a "too high" standing pipe for the main fuel supply. The screen has a "pipe" made into it that is usually about an inch above the petcock. Fuel flows down this pipe when the petcock in the "ON" position. When the fuel level in the tank falls below the height of this pipe, the engine sputters and sometimes stalls indicating that you need fuel. But, when you switch the petcock to "RES", another hole in the petcock, which does not have the standing pipe, will open up and allow you to use the remaining fuel in the tank. On a Sporty, this is usually somewhere around a gallon of fuel or about 40 miles or so.
One other thing that could be effecting this the level of the bike. If they has been lowered this could have altered the "level" of the bike. On a Sporty with it's small capacity tank and the shape of the tank, if the has been lower by as little as 1" in the rear, it will cause a problem such as this.
I notice that the bike is a 2010 model. If it's still under warranty, take it back to the dealer and let them figure it out. That's what a warranty is for. But, just in case, keep this things I've mentioned in mind.
Posted on Jul 17, 2010
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