Join Date: May 2010
Location: San Marcos, TX
Year/Make/Model: 2014 Nomad ABS
Fuel line coming loose
I removed my fuel tank today to replace the spark plugs. After replacing the rear one I looked down and noticed the fuel line hose had backed off the fuel clip that attaches to the fuel pump (Kawasaki calls it the fuel hose joint). The fuel hose is only held on by friction over a 3/4" length of ribbed plastic. Mine was on the last 1/4"! Apparently, over the years either by vibration or other, the fuel hose was backing off this connector. I can only imagine what might have happened if it blew off while on the road! Unfortunately I didn't think to take a picture of the backed off line, but here's a pic of it pushed back on so you know which connector I'm referring to. It was pretty hard to push it back on (which is good) and seems to be holding firm at this time. I'll probably just go ahead and replace it with a new one to be safe.
I'm curious if this has happened to anyone else, plus I think it's a good idea to check this on your bikes. Mine's a Nomad but I believe the Voyager and Vaquero use the same design.
By the way, getting the front spark plug cap off is a bear!
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