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I have drained the fuel tank to fix a leak in the fuel line. I have put fuel in the tank but the bike won't start. Do I need to bleed the air out of the system and if so how? Thanks Richard

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No you dont need to bleed system, sounds more like youve knocked off a wire under the tank

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SOURCE: Engine filling up with gas

there is no way for fuel to get passed the rings right? So if you filled the head with fuel, it would just work its way down the exhaust pipe and out the back, just like its doing. The only way of getting fuel into the sump is; if you have seriously bad rings (it would be burning oil) OR if its getting through the breather system. I don't even think if the injectors were on full-time, it still wouldn't get into the sump... very strange. Are you sure its not coolant? A serious coolant leak can be completely unnoticeable from the outside, but catastrophic to the inside. __________________

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SOURCE: Leaking fuel line

it may be the tank fitting...or the hose or the clamps.

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SOURCE: 95 xv750 Virago fuel leak

Probabilly a stuk carburettor float or needle.
Try to solve this problem to gently tap on the carburettor bodies. If this doesn't help you have to clean out the carburettors, and/or replace the float neeldes

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Rear fuel line at the tank is leaking

The connection is a quick dissconnect, I unpluged the line by pushing up on the bottom of the fitting and pulling down on the retainer . This allowed me to unplug the line. I then removed the fitting that was threaded into the tank and found the rubber "O" ring was bad, I replaced the "O" ring and put the parts back together. ( i sprayed a little WD 40 on the Quick dissconnect and applied a small amount of "O" ring lube to the ring prior to putting everything back together )

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SOURCE: Engine filling up with gas

buy a japanese bike

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