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Old Yesterday, 09:33 AM   #1
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950 tank crossover tube - quick connect?

My bike ('06 950) already has the much-loved TSB for the crossover tubes between the tanks. The previous owner did a great job epoxying one side to the tank. However, my problem is that the "free" side is a real pain in the ass to get loose each time and it's made more difficult because the epoxied side doesn't allow for the tube to twist at all, so it's brute strength required each time. I'm worried I'll pull the end out of the tank one day...

Then I had a thought.

What if I add a fuel line quick connect to the centre of the tube? That way I could simply and quickly disconnect the tubes in the centre as needed and have the added benefit of the valves closing to prevent spillage when I have the tanks off. A win-win?

Here are my questions
1) Any recommended parts? I'd like to find metal ones that will be compatible with fuel. Suggestions?

2) does the fuel need to flow in both directions to/from both tanks, in which case is that type of QC available? (I.e 2-way flow)

The option of completely removing the whole damn setup isn't in the cards right now as I don't want to start grinding off the existing epoxy side, and would much rather be riding the beast....

Thanks all,

2006 KTM 950 Adventure - Black
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Old Yesterday, 10:00 AM   #2
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a "dry break" quick disconnect is what your after
pretty sure this is correct
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Old Yesterday, 10:31 AM   #3
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I've found those quick disconnects at
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Old Yesterday, 10:39 AM   #4
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I've thought about this too, not really sure why I haven't done it yet.
I would rather have the disconnects closer to the valves though, since the middle of the tube is hidden under the skid plate, and I don't always need to remove that.
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