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Old 03-07-2013, 12:39 PM   #1
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Pissed 2002 1150 GS Adventure Fuel Line Quick Disconnect Recall

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The fuel line connections recall http://bit.ly/10d5AOi for the K and R Series is probably old news for most of you. However, I wanted to relay my recent experience with this recall on my 2002 1150 GS ADV.

Back when I bought the used bike in 2006, the dealership assured me the recall had been addressed on my machine. I rode nearly seven years with defective fuel line quick disconnects until they all catastrophically failed leaving me stranded with leaking gasoline on hot cylinders last Sunday.
It took me and a mechanic nearly 8 man hours to rebuild the entire fuel delivery system from the tank to the disconnects.

Bottom line, you may want to test your quick disconnects to make sure they won't leave you stranded with a gasoline mist over your cylinders, threatening both your life and property.

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Old 03-08-2013, 01:59 PM   #2
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:27 PM   #3
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There's a great wealth of information here. Many thanks for posting it. I had a similar experience with multiple cranks in the in-tank hoses—a real weak spot. The pump has so much excess capacity that the bike can run a long time with multiple cracks, until one fails catastrophically. I've used oetiker clamps. Now I have a spec on how to tighten them. Fully closed on the fuel distributor, wouldn't have guessed that.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:32 PM   #4
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Seven years is a looong time to go on fuel lines exposed to UV, environmental pollutants and fuel additives incl alcohol.

Alternate fuel parts are available that out-perform BWW oem: Gates submersible SAE J30R10 available from Napa and Carquest (27093) (4219-5186).
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