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I brought the bike home Sunday (5 days ago) and didn't notice anything when I brought it home. It had a full tank of gas. I rode it for a bit on Monday and on Tuesday I could smell a little gas in the garage, but not much. I rode for a bit yesterday and could smell it when I stopped the bike and again when I put the bike in the garage last night. The bike has no fairings right now (not even the side fairings between the seat and the tank. This morning I noticed a small puddle under the bike about the size of my palm that smelled like gas. The dealer said the plastic connectors go bad pretty often, and I'm wondering how difficult it may be to fix myself.
 

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First thing is find exactly where the leak is.
If it is one of the female dry-break connectors on the fuel pump that has fractured, they can be replaced yourself - some have reported the old ones came out easy, others (like me!) had it snap right off when attempting to unscrew it which exacerbated the process considerably!
You can replace with OEM or it is possible to get metal replacements.

But first, figure out where it is leaking from - the dry-breaks usually get broken when tank is removed or replaced - not when everything has been status-quo.

Check to see if it is leaking from either of the rubber hoses that come from the drain/vent nipples. Especially since you said it had full tank. The tubes inside the tank have been known to leak (had this myself).

Did you buy this from dealer or private sale?
 

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I bought it from a private seller.

The smell is strongest from the area in between the tank and the seat...where the side fairing pieces bolt on, or at least from where I could tell. There are 2 hoses that are at the bottom of the bike, but I've never really understood what they were for. I'm not positive the leak came from there, but it's definitely possible. If it's from the hoses, what's probably going on?
 

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Pop the side panel off the right side and just inspect the dry-break fittings first of all

Here's what you're going to be looking at:
The quick-disconnect fuel fittings are dead center of the pump - one of them is coloured red.
Should be pretty obvious once you remove the panel if that's where it's leaking

 

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Mine has no side panels right now, so that's the view i have at this time. I assume i need to remove the hose itself to examine if it's leaking, or will i be able to tell right away by looking for it. i apologize for my ignorance...working on vehicles is still pretty new to me.

i'll check there, but i have a feeling it's not coming from there since i didn't see anything earlier. what's the deal with the hoses coming out at the bottom?
 

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Not sure about the 2003 models, but my 2002 had a recall on the fuel fittings that were replaced free by the dealer.

Good luck with it.
 

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Ok, just went home and looked at it. Turns out there was fuel leaking from the connector. I can't tell easily if it's coming from the top one or the bottom one, but it appears to be coming from the top, dripping down to the bottom one, and then falling off. I picked up 2 connectors to be sure. Looking at them, they appear pretty simple...one end screws into the fuel pump and the fuel line connects to a red or white end that plugs into the connector after pushing the metal spring loaded clip. I'm worried about how much of a pain it might be to unscrew the existing connector from the pump. Any tips?

Also, do i need to drain the fuel from the tank before removing the clips? will fuel start pouring out of the lines when i disconnect them from the connector? will fuel pour out of the fuel pump when i unscrew the connectors?
 

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dont even wast your time with the recall do the metal male and female quick connectors. They are great. http://www.rideteamtriumph.com/daytona.htm
I just put my bike together and had tank all air brushed and found that the screw holes for the fairings in tank were seeping, so I had to take apart and skim coat with a gasoline compatiable epoxy. worked good. also skim coated drain lines on inside of tank. Did want same prob Decosse had. Thanks Decosse for all the help you give every one on this form.
 

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Our dealer had the metal fittings in stock, so i took the plastic ones back and installed the metal ones on both. Wasn't too bad to fix. But now the bike won't start and i'm wondering what's going on. It started once we replaced the parts and it ran for a bit. i shut it off, told my buddy a while later he could ride it, but it wouldn't start...it started, but then sputtered out. it wouldn't start again, but i'm giving it time just in case i flooded the engine to try and start it again. could gas running out of the fuel pump, over the engine, and around the sidestand sensor short anything out?
 

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dont even wast your time with the recall do the metal male and female quick connectors. They are great. http://www.rideteamtriumph.com/daytona.htm
I just put my bike together and had tank all air brushed and found that the screw holes for the fairings in tank were seeping, so I had to take apart and skim coat with a gasoline compatiable epoxy. worked good. also skim coated drain lines on inside of tank. Did want same prob Decosse had. Thanks Decosse for all the help you give every one on this form.
The parts I got in the recall were metal. Replaced them about 2 years ago and haven't had a problem since.

I echo your thanks to Decosse. He helped me tons with my electrical issues.
 

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Ok, so going with the thought that the engine could be flooded, i pulled the tank to start the process to check the plugs. Well, i discovered there is no hose going to the fuel pressure regulator. Since my manual said to remove the hose, i'm assuming no hose there would/could be a problem. Would this cause the bike not to start? Could the bike run for a while without one? I'm not even sure where it would connect so I can't search for it. There are 2 hoses running down to bottom of the bike, but from what i can tell, these are the fuel tank drain and the vent/roll over valve.

I wish i were more mechanically inclined, but i'm learning :)
 

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I had the same problem on my 97 T595 and it turned out to be the O-Ring on the quick release to the fuel pump. I'd look around the main tank connections, one of the lines may just need to be reseated, the most likely suspect.
 

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Ok, so the bike is getting spark...it's just not getting fuel. while i had the airbox cover off, i sprayed in some starter fluid and the bike kicked over. i can't get the connector off of the hose to be able to check if i'm getting fuel to flow from the pump to the rail so i may need to borrow a connector from the dealer to check it. i'm stuck.
 

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Is the pump spinning up? Making noise? Kinda like a hum?

All the lines seated all the way? Check the rails as well...

The exact same problem set I had.
 

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Yeah, pump is engaging, sounds normal to me. I'm not sure if it's sending fuel to the rail though. I want to connect a tube to the connector to see if it's sending fuel, but I'm having a really hard time removing the plug from the hose to connect another hose to it.
 
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