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Old 04-03-2006, 11:47 PM   #1
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Anchorage AK area: Quick fuel disconnects

Hey Anchorage-ites,

I know this is more of a GSpot thing (so I will cross post there too), but in the middle of learning a big, explosive lesson, I quickly became curious if any of you might know where I could pick up some quick disconnects for the fuel lines in the Anchorage area? Are these gizmos something Schucks or Napa would carry? Are fuel lines standardized so one type of disconnect fits all? Any information is greatly appreciated!

TIP: When the shop manual says "It is normal for a small amount of gasoline to flow from the lines upon disconnect," it really means "Expect the entire contents of your tank to be sprayed all over the floor, walls, truck, cat, neighbor...." DAMHIK
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Old 04-04-2006, 01:12 AM   #2
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Funny I have never had that problem I think TMS has them but I never needed them so not sure.

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Hey Anchorage-ites,

I know this is more of a GSpot thing (so I will cross post there too), but in the middle of learning a big, explosive lesson, I quickly became curious if any of you might know where I could pick up some quick disconnects for the fuel lines in the Anchorage area? Are these gizmos something Schucks or Napa would carry? Are fuel lines standardized so one type of disconnect fits all? Any information is greatly appreciated!

TIP: When the shop manual says "It is normal for a small amount of gasoline to flow from the lines upon disconnect," it really means "Expect the entire contents of your tank to be sprayed all over the floor, walls, truck, cat, neighbor...." DAMHIK
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Old 04-04-2006, 01:20 AM   #3
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here you go Fite some bling for your GS or maybe Hacky he always cookin on the road.
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Old 04-04-2006, 08:39 AM   #4
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BMW Quick Disconnects- Get Rid of them!

I had the same leakage on My R1150R, they started leaking on my commute home one day, I was lucky to get home. Next day I went to the plumbing shop and eliminated the disconnects by using short sections of fuel hose and brass plumbing barbs. No more leaks and no more problems.
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Old 04-05-2006, 10:24 PM   #5
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I had the same leakage on My R1150R, they started leaking on my commute home one day, I was lucky to get home. Next day I went to the plumbing shop and eliminated the disconnects by using short sections of fuel hose and brass plumbing barbs. No more leaks and no more problems.
My R1150GS Adventure acquired a leaking quick disconnect. (stock items) I went to TMS and bought 3 new O'rings, problem solved. The O'rings were cut when I had removed the tank at an earlier time, but it had taken quite some time to develop the leak.
The clamps are also a known trouble spot. If anyone in the Big Lake area would need the clamps tightened it is a quick fix, although removal of the tank is required.
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:27 AM   #6
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The clamps are also a known trouble spot. If anyone in the Big Lake area would need the clamps tightened it is a quick fix, although removal of the tank is required.[/QUOTE]

Perhaps you could set up a little check station at the Gorilla fireworks stand (not tooo close) and check all the oilhead fuel clamps as they pass by. You would be providing a valuable service to your fellow riders and firefighters.

Happy birthday to you and Fite
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Old 04-06-2006, 12:17 PM   #7
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I'm with you Keith. I had the clamps on my GS leak. Smelled gas in the garage for awhile but never found a trace, until the leak got bigger. When it showed up on my pants leg it became a real problem. TMS took care of it under warrenty....but hackey also provided a do it your self clamp kit.
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Old 04-06-2006, 03:20 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone for all the great info!! I have found a suitable solution, and all is well with the world... Ride on!!
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Old 04-06-2006, 04:24 PM   #9
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One more thing

You can also by the "special tool" to tighten the clamps on the fuel line.
Its like 15 bucks at A & S.

But I'll bet a will stocked BMW repair shop (keith or Frier) already have one in their tool box.

And why don't they just use a regular hose clamp in the first place. I already have a screw driver!
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Old 04-06-2006, 04:43 PM   #10
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I've had 5 different oilheads spray gas after they set idle for a few days or during a cold spell. I replaced the crappy crimp style clamps with the proper FI screw clamps available at most foreign auto parts store. (Except on Gus's bike ) There are a couple of easily forgotten clamps inside the tank that should be done when replacing the fuel filter (or sooner). I don't have the fancy tool.

The warranty notice only had the shop check for leaks, the leaks never happened in the presence of a service writer because the bikes were already warmed up. They only occurred when a rental customer was 200+ miles from my shop!! Roadtrip.
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Old 04-06-2006, 05:10 PM   #11
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here you go Fite some bling for your GS or maybe Hacky he always cookin on the road.


HEY.......THAT'S HOT!!!
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Old 04-06-2006, 05:26 PM   #12
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Ah the joys of BMW ownership. That is exactly how my leak stopped and started, sometimes leaked, sometimes didn't. Took forever to find it. I think it was Hacky who finally told me just where to look.
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Old 04-06-2006, 06:18 PM   #13
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Eh? leak

leak what leak I guess I have one of the mid week built cycles
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:57 PM   #14
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I've had the tool for years.
It is the same tool used for some CV joint clamps, so my seldom used tool was a great thing to have.
I found all of my BMW clamps needing an adjustment. Yet my leaks were all to do with the QD's
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Old 04-07-2006, 10:33 AM   #15
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Hay gusgus......How about if you pack your tool (Stop that laughting in the back of the room we're not is Jr. High any more) on the Dawson ride and while the bikes are being posted you can do a clamp adjusting symposium.

Fighter you can keep lauging-your still in 6th grade.
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