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Old 12-05-2012, 02:42 PM   #106
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Paul G (BHT) of UKGSer has just pointed out that there seems to be some activity in the area of the helmet lock / rear shock...



Is that a flame, or a red-hot shorting wire?
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:19 PM   #107
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Looks like a red hot wire.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:29 PM   #108
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What wires are done there? maybe that is a reflection on the shock?

Either way, glad you got it sorted and health to wear with the new bike.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:17 AM   #109
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I suspect the fuel leak occurred at the junction between the flex line and the hard plastic fuel distribution lines on the RHS, high pressure side. If the rubber hose is pulled away from the bulge at the end of the hard line, you get a fine spray. Nearly perfect for starting such a mess.

I have had this happen several times. Each time it has been with the engine cold, after the bike was exposed to cold temps. The first time was when the fuel filter plugged with an accumulation of gunk do to very questionable and overly expensive gas found in the desert along I-40 in California. I had made it to the western slope of the Colorado Rockies where the bike spent the night outside at just below freezing.

Next morning I started the bike and got the same stuttering/sputtering you describe and then the bike died. When I tried to start it again while standing beside it I noticed the fine spray. Mine is a 2004 with 186,000 miles. One fuel pump has been replaced after the goop incident at around 60,000 miles. I removed the single use clamp at that time and replaced it initially with a poor quality, (Wal-Mart) hose clamp and have since replaced that with a BMW FI clamp.

As Mike noted the above doesn't account for the QD disconnect.

I'll grab a shot of my bike when I get home this weekend.

The only wire I recall in the area of the lock is the rear ABS sensor, but since there is none on this bike that only leaves the charcoal canister line. I think this is also not here.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:39 AM   #110
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5th December 2012

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But first, I have a bike to pick up…

Congratulations, Mike

Wish we have such Good Insurance companies here in Spain.

And the New ADV 1150 looks great!! Could you tell us anything about the bike?

Thank you from Spain (aka, I'm afraid, The Land Of Fire...)
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:34 PM   #111
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We all too often hear bad reports regarding insurance companies.

Its nice to see a good outcome and a pleasant ending for once .

Glad to see you came out the other end happy Mike. This is how insurance claims should be.

Cograts on the new steed, looks like youve got a goodun.

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Old 12-13-2012, 01:12 PM   #112
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:58 PM   #113
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:29 AM   #114
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pointed outwards on the way.....????

or just glad to have another at home
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