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Vacumn and Fuel line hoses

I went and bought a new vacumn line hose and about 4 feet of fuel line hose to replace my old ones. What I have noticed is that the fuel lines are identical to the vacumn hose I just bought. The new fuel lines are thicked outside but the inner diameter is the same but it is also reinforced. Would that have any effect on leaks or flooding?
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I went and bought a new vacumn line hose and about 4 feet of fuel line hose to replace my old ones. What I have noticed is that the fuel lines are identical to the vacumn hose I just bought. The new fuel lines are thicked outside but the inner diameter is the same but it is also reinforced. Would that have any effect on leaks or flooding?
Did you get your fuel line from an auto store? I tried that, but what I bought was just too thick to install. Went back to the usual thin stuff. The reinforced outer walls and whatnot shouldn't affect a leak, unless the thinner-walled lines have cracked. As long as the ID for the fuel and vacuum lines is appropriate, that's really what matters.

Hey, good news on the petcock, too! Well done!

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Thank you, with the petcock done I am a step closer. I did get my hoses from an auto parts store. I figured my Kaw dealler would be overpriced but I didn't realize the hoses would be quite a bit bigger until they brought them out. I really likes the blue hose that you had on your carbs in your carb photo album. The pictures are a great help as well. Thanks!!
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The reinforced line is more for fuel injected use, but as long as the inside size is the same, it should work fine.

It might cause some issues in that it may be a little harder to get it to bend, seeing as it's thicker.


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