Question about 2000 Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic

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I discovered a fuel line hanging and don't know where to connect it. My bike know does not start although it would turn over. I got it to start yesterday not knowing that the line is disconnected, but would not idle and stay on. If only I can see a diagram of how the fuel lines are connected, then I think I can solve my problem. By the way, I have a Mikuni carb. Please help ASAP. I shipped my bike (2000 Fatboy) out of the country so I can ride it while on my vacation, but now can't use it because of my problem. I would really appreciate your help

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

If I may share a couple of ideas:

  • if it were a fuel line, then fuel would be leaking either at the end of the hose or at wherever it is to be connected;
  • it is possible to be an overflow hose;
  • it is possible to be a discharge line for the drain;
  • it could be a vacuum line that connects from the carb or rubber coupling or intake manifold that goes to the fuel shutoff valve;
  • it could be a vacuum balancer that goes to the other carb or rubber coupling or intake manifold;
  • if it were fuel line either for inflow or overflow, hose would be relatively big;
  • if it were vacuum or drain, hose would be relatively small.
For a service manual, pls try here for starters.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

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