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Old 01-06-2013, 08:35 PM
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Hope this saves someone a world of hurt. I took "Chivo" my hard-tail out for a spin the other day. Its a 2000 Ultra Jackhammer. Rode for about 45 minutes, came back, and went inside the house for a glass of ice tea. I came back out about 30 minutes later to find gas streaming out of the gas line all over the engine/exhaust. I cut the petcock (peacock?) off and looked at the gas line. It had deteriorated and was thin as paper where it "burst". I shuddered to thiink what could of happened had I been cruising at 70 mph when it cut loose. My guess is that the alchohol in gasoline must have ate thu it. It was a clear "see-thru" type of gas line. I think it might be a good idea to replace these on a regular bases now.
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Gotta love that ethanol! It happened in my weed eater too. The line was like powder when i pinched it. I freaked over that, if it was my bike I think I would have went over the edge!
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Yeah, that glass of ice tea kept me alive
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6 months later.. good idea CC and also check rubber brake lines.

Changing from rubber to braded makes a big difference. after not a long time, the rubber in the brake line (front) will deteriorate and expand some b4 initiating maximum pressure to the calipers. i dont do the back because i do not want the rear brake to be as 'strong' as the front. although, now with ABS, i dont know. i'm too old to try and get my crusty brain to change to ABS.. then again, i'm not real crazy about fuel injecion but am trying to and just ride it (but i have all these tools..).
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