KTM Fuel line clamps

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by _DreamRider_, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. _DreamRider_

    _DreamRider_ Been here awhile

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    I searched this forum for "hose clamps" and really only found people asking for and talking about the special tool and where to buy the tool and clamps.

    I am a new KTM owner, getting familiar with it, and need to replace the fuel line in one section. My question is - what is the proper way to remove the clamp that is on there now, without doing any damage to the line, in case areas where I will be reusing the line. I plan to just install hose clamps when reinstalling. Any trick to removing the ktm clamps, and any suggestions to what works best.


    I know the ktm clamps are supposedly better but not worried about it, I dont want to order a tool or clamps.

    Thanks.
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  2. ABYSS

    ABYSS KTM

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    The clamps are good but once I pulled mine off I went with spring clamps like what come on Comercial Lawn mowers. I went to a local John Deere facility and got the clamps they use on the comercial tractors they have three times the spring tension as typical residential mowers. They make all sizes fro 3/8in up to 3 in. for radiators. All you need a a pair of typical pliers to take them on and off and they have been working great for over 5 K miles.
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  3. MookieBlaylock

    MookieBlaylock Long timer

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    autoparts stores supposedly sell fuel injection clamps that wont tear the line. When changing the fuel filter on my 690 those little things were ridiculous to remove, but with the filter set they include new clamps that were actually ez to put on with the pliers from the tool kit. I had to carefully pull the clamp apart all the while thinking there has to be an easier way.
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  4. Airhead

    Airhead More human than human

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    I replace those Oiteker clamps with high-pressure fuel injection hose clamps whenever I have to take one off. To get the Oitekers off you just have to pry/cut them with a pair of snips...just get it to open up enough that you can slide them off once the hose is disconnected. You can get fuel injection clamps at any auto parts store...they're cheap, too.
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  5. _DreamRider_

    _DreamRider_ Been here awhile

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    Thanks for your replies, I guess no trick to getting them off but pry with a pair of pliers or cutting off with some snips ......
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  6. rossaduc

    rossaduc Adventurer

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    zip em off with dremel with fiber reinforced cutting wheel.
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  7. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob

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    Really?? You're going to cut a 50 psi FUEL line with an abrasive (sparky!) cut off wheel? You're going to generate a lot of abrasive and sharp metal shavings around a fuel injection system that is very sensitive to debris? What's wrong with an axe?

    Just take a pair of electrical side cutters and cut into the loop. Easy-peasy.
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