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    Fuel Leak

    Hi,
    I have a fuel leak, XL1200C 2007 EFI model.
    I am not mechanically minded but can do somethings, normally badly.
    Do you think this is this an easy fix ?

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    XL1200c 2007 American Import.

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    Hi Melpen,

    I'm assuming that your leak is coming from the connector.

    Are you sure that the fuel connector is seated correctly , inside it is a small ball and if the ball isn't seated on it's seal correctly it will leak petrol. There is also a small ball inside the chrome collar to seal it when the connector is removed.

    Try removing the connector and re-fitting it, to remove it hold the black body with your left hand and push the chrome collar upwards with your right hand, pull the black connector downwards and it will come away, there may be a tiny amount of fuel released while performing this. To reinstall, push the collar upwards and push the black connector into it, release the collar and it should be sealed.

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    Thanks Bluenose-1956,
    Removed connector, in the end had to remove tank and turn upsidedown, luckily can do this with fuel still in tank.
    Replace `O` ring inside the silver connector, as old one looked iffy.
    All very simples, no more leak.

    XL1200c 2007 American Import.

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    In order to stop petrol from coming out under pressure remove fuel pump fuse and then try and start the bike. The pressure will be released and only an odd drop of petrol will come from the connector.
    But as you appear to of fixed your problem it doesn't really matter now!

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