Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
Glad ya caught it early.
The problem is going to be small so please be patient with all there is
to go over. Tiny split in the crappy (quick to dryrot) vac lines, piece of crud as
Stew and Damocles alluded to, sticking tank vent? My '09 has had most of the
rubber replaced by now and your bike is that age too. You'll see cracked rubber
behind the headlight boots, stuff that isn't even exposed. The octopus can be
affected by leaks too. After replacing hoses started to get annoying, I removed
and capped the entire vac system.
It's a great bike and that's why we all own one. The rubber and factory grease are
weak points other than the doohickey which usually gets the spotlight. The rubber
started falling apart on mine in two years. The boot over the ignition, everything.
A few feet of fuel line will redo all the vac and gas tubes, and leave extra for a T mod.
My way was a 9 inch fuel line, period, done.
This is my son, with whom I am well pleased." ----God