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Old Mar 11th 2013, 07:01 AM   #1
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Fuel Overflow Hose: dripping post ride and canister removal

the title may suggest a common occurrence but i'm not sure my sitch is.

first time riding the Pani since removing the evap canister.

filled up prior to heading out (did not overfill), rode 10 miles to my first destination....did not notice any drips at my first stop.

went for a 80 mile ride (no stops).....put in a gallon of gas before heading home. arrived at home, parked the bike and noticed that the fuel overflow line was dripping/leaking fluid. that fluid was a tad viscous, and had an light orange hue to it (on my finger). the leaking itself was no more than a handful of drops and then ceased. i shook the bike from side to side in hopes of re-creating the leak (fuel overflow) but i could not. the question is, should i be concerned with the type of fluid it is that i describe or the leak itself? as an aside, the two hoses that were connected to the TOP of the evap cannister (pic below for reference) were both of the same diameter type (1/4in)...the fuel overflow line was the one coming out of the larger evap can circle and which supposedly goes to one of the nipples on the fuel tank, the other hose i capped off (i've removed a host of evap cans). i'd also think that the motor would run very differently if the reverse were true.

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Seriously though, I would just keep an eye on it. I wouldn't be concerned.
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Old Mar 11th 2013, 08:10 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by TransNone13 View Post

Seriously though, I would just keep an eye on it. I wouldn't be concerned.
Trans...thanks....any thought as to the "make-up" of the fluid itself? why the slight viscosity/color?
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Old Mar 11th 2013, 08:13 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by oalvarez View Post
Trans...thanks....any thought as to the "make-up" of the fluid itself? why the slight viscosity/color?
Could be some left over residue from the canister mixing in with the fuel?
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Old Mar 11th 2013, 08:52 AM   #5
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my rsv4 always had a drip or two after the ride. Never experienced on any of my ducs that I recall.

If you had the lines hooked up wrong your bike would run like crap as the vacuum line goes to the throttle bodies.

All it can be is condensation, and or gas. did you use fuel proof tubing for the extension?

Long story short, nothing to worry about.
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Old Mar 11th 2013, 09:39 AM   #6
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thanks, Zvez.....i was wondering the same about the lines (incorrectly placed by the dealer/factory/whomever) as i'm certain i capped the correct hose. how horribly would the bike run? as for the hose type, it's fuel grade 1/4 hose from the local auto supply store.

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ya know I don't know how bad it'd run but the vacuum to the throttle bodies would essential not exist and it'd be open to atmosphere, no way it'd run well.

I absolutely wouldn't sweat it, as I mentioned my rsv4 dripped a little bit after a ride ALWAYs.

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thanks, Zvez.....i was wondering the same about the lines (incorrectly placed by the dealer/factory/whomever) as i'm certain i capped the correct hose. how horribly would the bike run? as for the hose type, it's fuel grade 1/4 hose from the local auto supply store.

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Old Mar 11th 2013, 12:43 PM   #8
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yep....thanks again.

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Old Mar 11th 2013, 01:08 PM   #9
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I capped the cannister as well, could smell fumes after a ride, but no drip. I am considering putting the cannister back in, it didn't solve the hard starting issue as I hope. The starting seems consistant at 5-6 cranks, so i am just going to chalk that off as part of Ducati ownership.
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