Fuel Line Quick Disconnect

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by MAXVERT, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    I need to replace the fuel line quick disconnect on my 990A.

    Has anyone found a better and less expensive set.
    A stronger set than the stock plastic ones would be good.
    What's the hose I.D. ?

    Thank,s Max
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  2. viola-tor

    viola-tor Needs to ride!

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    Mine broke last summer, I couldn't believe what KTM wants for a replacement! And they charge for each end, both male and female. :huh

    So I ordered mine from Justgastanks.com after I couldn't source one locally, the same damn thing (only white) at half the cost.

    I'm pretty sure this is the one I got and you want: 5/16" with dual shut-offs (but double check the hose size, I'm just going from memory):

    http://justgastanks.com/product_info.php?products_id=1965


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    Same damn thing, down to the factory markings.

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  3. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    Great thanks,

    Max
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  5. viola-tor

    viola-tor Needs to ride!

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  6. hontri

    hontri Global Bummer!

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    I got mine here and they have a shitload of other cool fittings! http://www.industrialspec.com/
    If you don't like the plastic they have them in chrome plated and brass
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  7. Uller

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  9. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    What size, 5/16"? (I'm lazy... :D)
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  10. Uller

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    I do believe it is 5/16". I can dbl check in a couple of hours and give you a certain answer though.
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  11. Uller

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    I probably shouldn't have put anything Beemer related in here anyway. :wink: Thanks.
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  12. Zathan

    Zathan RideGrinRepeat

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    I just replaced mine after dropping the bike 100 miles from nowhere and riding home with a fine mist spraying on my leg the whole way home. No damage to the bike other than the mystery of a cracked QD. It is definitely 5/16". I picked one up from coyote (http://www.coyote-gear.com/quickdisconnects.html) as it was not too far off from me and shipping would be quick. Much better QD and great customer service as well. I also went ahead and replaced all the fuel line with HP fuel injection line rated to 250psi. Overkill I know but the $10.00 in hose is just insurance as far as I am concerned.
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    :deal i got Jiffy-tite, like this...


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    muuuch better. :nod
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    :thumb
    Now thats Quality :eek1

    I likey much better than the Motion Pro unit I bought :nod
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    I have limited experience with quick connect couplings (QDs) so I would appreciate feedback on my question. I have a multi-fuel camp stove will run on gasoline, as well as white gas, kerosene, etc.. How feasible would it be to fill my MSR stove bottle via the quick connect coupling? Is there a better way to do this? I am trying to simplify for a longer trip so I am trying to fugure out the best way to approach this.

    Feedback would be appreciated!
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  16. sonoran

    sonoran Making ADV great again

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    Most of the couplings are valved on both ends so as soon as you disconnect the fuel stops flowing. They do make non-valved couplers and that's what you'd need if you wanted to drain fuel from your tank into your MSR bottle.
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  17. viola-tor

    viola-tor Needs to ride!

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    I'm gonna throw a coupler in with my Mcmasters order, but I'm confused about the size. The stamp on the hose and the the online coupler sizes are screwing with me. Some one chime in please?

    My guess is 1/4" coupler with 7/16" OD for a 5/16" tube ID. Yes-no??


    http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/118/202/=k8dr5o

    Coupling
    Size Plug
    OD For
    Tube ID Each
    With Shut-Off Valve
    1/8 5/16" 1/16" 5012K52 $11.04
    1/8 5/16" 1/8" 5012K54 9.47
    1/8 5/16" 3/16" 5012K56 9.95
    1/8 5/16" 1/4" 5012K58 9.70
    1/4 7/16" 1/4" 5012K94 9.58
    1/4 7/16" 5/16" 5012K96 10.21
    1/4 7/16" 3/8" 5012K98
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  18. Douf

    Douf Limey Bitch

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    Triumph has had reliability problems with the plastic disconnects on some of their bikes. They provide replacement parts that are metallic.

    Douf
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  19. Uller

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    That is the size I am using. Works well.
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    Got mine from an online speed shop (Jegs, Summit, or one of those).
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