ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Orange Crush > Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-27-2015, 09:33 AM   #1
mroddis OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Oddometer: 219
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,

Matthew.
__________________
2006 KTM 950 Adventure - Black
mroddis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015, 10:00 AM   #2
speedy 1
Wizard
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: 100km north of the Golden Gate
Oddometer: 37
a "dry break" quick disconnect is what your after
pretty sure this is correct
http://www.ktmtwins.com/goodridge-kt...nnect-coupling
speedy 1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015, 10:31 AM   #3
booger1
Studly Adventurer
 
booger1's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Arizona
Oddometer: 966
I've found those quick disconnects at justgastanks.com
__________________
Eating_goat_with_the_Cartel , Never_ventured_never_gained
oncostaricantime , boundlessbooger , 1998xr400buildwithe-start
Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment - Mark_Twain

.
booger1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015, 10:39 AM   #4
jconly
Gnarly Adventurer
 
jconly's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: NYC
Oddometer: 440
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.
jconly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2015, 01:23 PM   #5
rinho
Rinho Féroce
 
rinho's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: back in France but Soul still in North America
Oddometer: 1,159
This is how I dealt with this tube




Crossover tube is not needed if canisterectomy has been done and if the gaps vents has been modified
I'm very happy to be able to access the airfilter without taking the tank out
__________________
Sans un sou mais plus riche qu'avant
rinho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2015, 01:41 PM   #6
gefr
Life is a trip
 
gefr's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: East Med, Greece
Oddometer: 4,177
Quote:
Originally Posted by rinho View Post
This is how I dealt with this tube




Crossover tube is not needed if canisterectomy has been done and if the gaps vents has been modified
I'm very happy to be able to access the airfilter without taking the tank out
That is good if the rubber can withstand fuel. I think buna is the correct choice here, as I don't know if viton seals are available to this shape.
Cheers.
gefr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2015, 02:00 PM   #7
rinho
Rinho Féroce
 
rinho's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: back in France but Soul still in North America
Oddometer: 1,159
Quote:
Originally Posted by gefr View Post
That is good if the rubber can withstand fuel. I think buna is the correct choice here, as I don't know if viton seals are available to this shape.
Cheers.
Actually these are the plug put on the tank when the holes where drilled ( what a fucking mistake!), following Ktm advice back then.
I cut the external side (where the ruber pipe is held) and clogged them.
Took 5 minutes.
I guess the rubber part will leak someday, I'll them find another solution but I wont put the tube back
__________________
Sans un sou mais plus riche qu'avant
rinho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2015, 07:50 AM   #8
tkrwyo13
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Laramie, Wyoming
Oddometer: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by rinho View Post
Actually these are the plug put on the tank when the holes where drilled ( what a fucking mistake!), following Ktm advice back then.
I cut the external side (where the ruber pipe is held) and clogged them.
Took 5 minutes.
I guess the rubber part will leak someday, I'll them find another solution but I wont put the tube back
Check McMasterCarr they have what you need when your rubber washers start leaking. Many types of fuel resistant materials out there.
tkrwyo13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2015, 12:31 AM   #9
rinho
Rinho Féroce
 
rinho's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: back in France but Soul still in North America
Oddometer: 1,159
I don't know how you name it but it's not a regular washer.
Like a pipe, made of rubber, a flange on one end and a nut (in the pipe) on the other.
The bolt goes in the pipe, from the flange to the nut.
__________________
Sans un sou mais plus riche qu'avant
rinho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2015, 01:44 AM   #10
Peanuts
Beastly Adventurer
 
Peanuts's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Beautiful but often rainy North Yorkshire, UK
Oddometer: 1,733
I put a 6mm dry break quick connect in mine, even though the EU spec bikes have open tank vents at the front and I know I could have blanked off the balance pipe fittings.
Why did I fit the quick connector? Because it's the same size as the fuel line connector so I can use it as a spare if I need it miles away from home :)
Peanuts is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2015, 10:42 PM   #11
gefr
Life is a trip
 
gefr's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: East Med, Greece
Oddometer: 4,177
I found. these as. an example.

They are called wellnuts.

http://www.wensco.com/CatSearch/1048/Well-Nuts

They usually are not fuel resistant. Mine leaked, damaging the paint at the inside surface luckily. I used a similar to this:
http://www.revzilla.com/product/perm...as-tank-repair
and forgot it.
Cheers.
gefr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015