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Old 12-16-2012, 12:23 PM   #16
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Fuel hose clamps must be smooth/non-serrated or risk hose failure.
I use these on all my bikes. Never a failure.
http://www.beemerboneyard.com/133114609286pk.html

I see lots of kits for fuel applications with the wrong clamps like the one listed above ???
http://www.jmsonline.net/attwood-fue...FSOnPAodpDEAbA
Would maybe be OK for temporary repair, but why not just supply the correct ones ???

Here is an assortment of fuel line clamp types.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=pd_sl_6f...mps+motorcycle

Proper knowledge and usage of all the parts on our bikes beats pushing/towing every time.
He was just trying to get the bike home not run Baja .
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:47 PM   #17
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Had the same issue whilst driving through a sand quarry and dropping the bike on its left side. It seemed that the quick-connector was positionned incorrectly (not in the middle of the triangle frame bracket but between the bracket and the tank), thus straining the connector when the bike was dropped. So it snapped.

Made a McGyver repair using the nozzle of a Tech7 kit tube to bridge the broken connector, which lasted the day.

Conclusion : always check the position of the quick-connector after you remove/reinstall the left tank. It should be free floating in the middle of the frame bracket without any restrain. Those connectors don't brake because they're poor quality...
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:11 PM   #18
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do yourself a favor and buy a brass quick disconnect and save headaches down the road

http://www.coyote-gear.com/quickdisconnects.html

and props for single tracking the 990!
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:08 PM   #19
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Hey I rode with your buddy Besaw yesterday and he told me about riding the day before with you and how the bike fell and was spraying fuel. Be sure that sucker is not leaking. Check it again and agian. My friend had his 990 SD ignite under him with tragic results. He did not tell me the bike spent the night with all the Highland coyotes though. That adds to the story. Might should have joined us on the forest roads instead. Hope it works out.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:08 PM   #20
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Maybe you weren't inserting your male end far enough (have you heard that one before maybe?).
Now that's just kicking a man when he's down.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:40 AM   #21
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Now that's just kicking a man when he's down.
You're right.
I guess I should have added "...I have!" to take the sting out of it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:26 PM   #22
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what diameter quick disconnect for fuel hose adv990

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do yourself a favor and buy a brass quick disconnect and save headaches down the road

http://www.coyote-gear.com/quickdisconnects.html

and props for single tracking the 990!
My 2011 990 adv with 20000 Km out of the blue started to spill gas all over. The plastic quick disconnect broke

Now I want to go with the metal one but don' know the hose diameter (1/4, 5/16 or 3/8). Can someone help me?

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:27 PM   #23
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Since your primary problem seems to be solved, some thoughts on the 950/990!

Personally I think it's a great bike for long trips on roads and tracks without asphalt. I did two long trips in Scandinavia with mine, which were around 3500km / 4500 each, first one many many kilometers on gravel in Finland. This was still onroad however, even if those roads where not paved.

If you really want to go offroad on single tracks, my opinion is that this bike is not the right choice. It's simply too heavy! Of course there are people out there who have tons of offroad experience and can do things which I can only dream of on any bike they choose. But for all other mortals like me, a much ligher bike will be necessary. And if you are "just" 1.71m like me, as soon as you can't safely get at least one foot down, gravity becomes your worst enimy on a +200kg bike. That's why I replaced the 990 with a 690 last fall.

Now I just need to improve my offroad skills - no more excuses!

And before you get everything together you better take off all those tubings between the pump and the injection system - the last thing you want in there is sand!
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:31 PM   #24
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I'm guessing the diameter of that fitting is 5/16's but would like verification of this as well as hose diameter.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:03 AM   #25
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I bought 2 really nice metal connectors and only needed 1. Shoot me a pm if anyone wants it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:59 AM   #26
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I'm guessing the diameter of that fitting is 5/16's but would like verification of this as well as hose diameter.
5/16" is what I'm using, no issues.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:20 AM   #27
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Since your primary problem seems to be solved, some thoughts on the 950/990!

Personally I think it's a great bike for long trips on roads and tracks without asphalt. I did two long trips in Scandinavia with mine, which were around 3500km / 4500 each, first one many many kilometers on gravel in Finland. This was still onroad however, even if those roads where not paved.

If you really want to go offroad on single tracks, my opinion is that this bike is not the right choice. It's simply too heavy! Of course there are people out there who have tons of offroad experience and can do things which I can only dream of on any bike they choose. But for all other mortals like me, a much ligher bike will be necessary. And if you are "just" 1.71m like me, as soon as you can't safely get at least one foot down, gravity becomes your worst enimy on a +200kg bike. That's why I replaced the 990 with a 690 last fall.

Now I just need to improve my offroad skills - no more excuses!

And before you get everything together you better take off all those tubings between the pump and the injection system - the last thing you want in there is sand!
I'm not that experienced and i disagree on the 'really offroad' part. The only thing the weight and size is stopping me from is going fast. Everything is more anticipated and tought trough. As with a lightweight off-raoder i can go fast and adjust to situations. The heavy adventure does not allow that (for me), so i have to slow things down a bit.

On the other hand im a big bigger and can muscle the bike around if needed. If i was smaller and 'weaker' i probably would agree.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:40 AM   #28
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I bought 2 really nice metal connectors and only needed 1. Shoot me a pm if anyone wants it.
I send a PM to you did you get it?
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:27 PM   #29
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I send a PM to you did you get it?
I PM'd him 2 minutes after he posted that and already paid him for the connector. It is on the way to me for preventative maintenance...
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:57 PM   #30
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I PM'd him 2 minutes after he posted that and already paid him for the connector. It is on the way to me for preventative maintenance...
Ok I will buy the Coyote one.
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