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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2010, 1:50 pm Thread Starter
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fuel leakage over hot engine - k1200r

First of all, I hope that You will be able to understand my English and get the point of my problem.

Few days ago, 200 km away from home-service I have experienced minor cracking of the connector which stands between reservoir and fuel hose. The outcome is that the petrol leaked all over the hot engine (silver colored) and now it looks like it is slightly yellow, like someone has urinated all over it

I have tried differently graded polish pastes but so far, no big success.

I'm sure that there is someone who had a similar problem so I expect some technical support what could I do (I really don't fancy painting the complete engine).
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2010, 2:32 pm
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 2010, 4:28 am
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Regular cleaner should be able to take that stuff off. no need to use polish (which is actually a mild abrasive). I have used brake cleaner on a COLD engine before, or electrical motor cleaner, that stuff usually gets rid of anything and everything pretty well.

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This question is asked many times because K-Bikes have a bad habit of blowing plastic fuel line disconnects and pouring gas over the right side cover.

It's really down to luck if the above cleaners will work. If the bike is old and the paint well hardened you can be in luck. If the paint is newish in the last few years and the gas left on a while, it's not so easy as the stain may be deeper.

I've tried cleaners which didn't work. The last resort was a nylon kitchen scrub pad well wetted with methylated spirits first then brake cleaner if the stain hasn't shifted. If that doesn't work, as a last resort, see if Wurth silver wheel paint is a good match and spray over. It won't be a hard wearing finish, but might improve the looks.



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