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Fuel leaks from a line

This is for a 2000 Marauder. There is a fuel line that comes from the carburetor - I don't know if it is a drain line. I have tried to find where the other end goes but have not found anywhere for it to go. The Line is about 7 inches long and is open at the loose end. The bike runs but as soon as you hit the starter this line leaks, the odd thing - as soon as I plug the line with my finger the bike dies, but will start right up again. I would like to give more information but I am not up on carburetors.

I hope I have given enough information to have a working idea. Please let me know if there is more I can do to help.

Al Scroggs

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  • mkuepker Mar 09, 2009

    This is for a 2001 VZ800 Marauder. When i took off my gas tank to replace the air filter, I noticed a hose coming from my front carb on the right side (looking from the back of the bike) going no where, it had a flared end. Is this the breather hose? It doesnt need to be attached to anything? I thought when I removed my tank, I could have loosened it from somewhere. Before I install tank, I wanted to know if I need to secure it to something. Make sense?




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I have a 2001 Marauder that is leaking right above the shut-off vale. The rubber tube that feeds travel through the shut-off vale has a clip but no screw and nut. I think this is the leak area. Where can I get a new clip and screw and nut? How can I get my hands around to tighten it?

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  • rose_martini Mar 30, 2009

    not the breather or overflow pipe. It is next to that pipe. I just filled the tank. Have collected about 1/8 of a gallon in a 2 1/2 gallon plastic tank. This has been a problem. I have ran out of fuel my last 2 times. I have lost 25% of the mileage that I would normally have. It has leak before. But I did nothing to fix it. I will try the tapping and drain the carb bowl. Wish me luck


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Hi ...... By your description it sounds like a breather or overflow pipe. Try tapping (gently) the carb bowl with a piece of wood, hammer shaft etc ......... if that doesn't help, switch the petrol off at the tank/ petrol tap. Place a container (spray can lid ?) inder the carb bowl drain screw and unscrew (anti-clockwise). I suspect there maybe debris in the bowl and petrol isn't being stopped by valve/float. If you don't have an inline fuel filter fitted, have one installed, cheap & effective.

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