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Old 04-21-2013, 01:49 PM   #1
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cloth cover fuel lines for Airheads

Went down to GOAZ BMW to buy fuel line for the R100. They only carry the new rubber ones. No longer support the other fuel line. Where can I find a few feet of the cloth cover fuel lines?
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:53 PM   #2
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I got a few feet of it with my last order to Motobins UK.
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:57 PM   #3
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I get mine from a local guy that works on VW's
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:02 PM   #4
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5m or 7mm lines?

Would it be the 7mm or 5mm lines?
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:04 PM   #5
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VW reair shop,or British / import repair place.
Check tho it comes in 5,6, & 7 mm sizes.
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:06 PM   #6
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7 mm slides on and off easily.
You will need a clamp.
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:40 PM   #7
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Beware: Some of it here in the states is junk. I get mine from a VW source. It says Made in Germany on it. I find no need for clamps. They fit tight enough to need that it doesn't hurt to swell them up with some gas before you take them off. Same with putting them back on. I think the stuff goes on and off better than anything out there and it has always lasted way longer for myself than many claim it does. I always cut it a bit long. When the ends get frayed, I just snip off a quarter inch and put them back on like it was brand new.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:12 PM   #8
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Hucky's has the black braided 7mm fuel line for $5.50 a foot.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:01 PM   #9
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Went down to GOAZ BMW to buy fuel line for the R100. They only carry the new rubber ones. No longer support the other fuel line. Where can I find a few feet of the cloth cover fuel lines?
Iron Horse BMW in Tucson carries it in stock. They also have the good filters that don't melt from the heat and alcohol.

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Old 04-22-2013, 05:03 AM   #10
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I always cut it a bit long. When the ends get frayed, I just snip off a quarter inch and put them back on like it was brand new.
Here's a little trick that I do - I cut the fuel line with a sharp chisel and a hammer with one quick WHACK for a real clean cut, doesn't fray the fabric. Then I drip a tiny bit of super-glue around the freshly cut fabric ends and they never fray for a long, long time:
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:38 AM   #11
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I bought some from Bob's BMW. Works good,and I don't use clamps.

http://store.bobsbmw.com/product/fue...aided-per-foot
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:56 AM   #12
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Here's a little trick that I do - I cut the fuel line with a sharp chisel and a hammer with one quick WHACK for a real clean cut, doesn't fray the fabric. Then I drip a tiny bit of super-glue around the freshly cut fabric ends and they never fray for a long, long time:
Sweet! Nice trick. I posted this in tips and tricks if that's ok??
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:50 AM   #13
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Sharp chisel, or a sharp single-edged razor blade. I use a faint wipe of silicone grease on the petcock fuel nipple, it makes removal next time you need to pull the tank much easier.

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Old 04-22-2013, 08:05 AM   #14
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fuel line

I think I will buy 21 feet and keep them in a cool place in the garage.
Too many projects to think about buying it when I need it.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:19 AM   #15
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Boxer Metal sells some sharp-looking alloy fuel line fittings so you don't have to worry about frayed ends.

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