Quick Disconnect replacement Pictorial, and Boss Clamps!

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by JimVonBaden, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Mike Figielski

    Mike Figielski Been here awhile

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    Did your flange have cracks that were leaking? As Jim said take it all apart on the weekend, clean it well, apply sealant to the male threads and let set up a while. Put the clamp on snug but not totally tightened then screw in the female fitting hand tight plus a half turn approx with a wrench then tighten the clamp some more. let the whole thing sit as long as possible before pressurizing the system or starting the bike.
    I have never had to take apart the female fitting to tighten it a half or 3/4 turn with a box wrench.
    Mike
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  2. genka

    genka SUV hater

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    Before the upgrade I had some cracks, not no leaks. Even if with the clamp installed and tightened the female fitting goes in and out very easy. I'll try the tape today, and will seal permanently over the weekend. Probably my wrench is too bulky and this is why had to remove the lock.
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  3. genka

    genka SUV hater

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    Three wraps of the yellow Teflon tape did the trick. The disconnect has been dry for several days. Can I leave it there as a permanent fix? Is it possible that the sealer is not better than the tape, and BMW used it because it was faster to assemble?
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  4. Spyker

    Spyker Been here awhile

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    If I do not have any cracks on the flange and zero fuel leaks, is it still advisable to do the QD and boss clamps replacement?
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  5. Rinty

    Rinty Been here awhile

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    I'm having it done on my bike as preventive maintenance. I had a plastic QD fail on my last BMW, an R1150RS, and I was lucky I did not get a nasty bonfire.
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  6. genka

    genka SUV hater

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    QDs can snap without a warning, leaving you stranded. Cracks develop overtime and the fix can be postponed. But it is just $35 and 1 minute of work.
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  7. JimVonBaden

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    I doubt Mike would suggest this, but so long as you have fuel type tape, no reason to change it if it is working.

    Jim :brow
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  8. genka

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    Jim, thanks. The tape was labeled as gas and oil resistant.
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  9. alaninsea

    alaninsea Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the pictorial Jim.

    Just finished mine this weekend on the '09 GS. Those BMW clamps are a PITA to take off though! Removing the clamps (x4) was the longest part of this project!

    Alan
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  10. Ron from BC

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    Jim,

    Replacing the OEM with BB products on 1150. I'm finding that the OEM plastic QDC spins within the fuel line however it doesn't want to come out...before I force it the wrong way how did you remove the old ones from the fuel lines..?

    :ear Thanks
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  11. Mike Figielski

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    Try taking a small awl or tiny screw driver and get it between the hose and fitting. Pry the hose outward a little and squirt some WD40 or the like in there. Do this around the circumference of the hose. Once it is lubricated well it should be easier to remove. Hope this helps.
    Mike
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  12. Ron from BC

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    Thanks Mike...looking forward to installing all 4 that you sent. No more PITA fishing that crossover line. :wink:
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  13. JimVonBaden

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    Yup, that is how I do it.

    Jim :brow
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  14. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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    Thank you Jim, I order the collars and the retrofit QDs as a precautionary measure. BB should give you a commission. :wink: They shipped the same day and I'll do the work next weekend.

    Peace of mind is definitely worth paying for in this case.
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  15. jdbski

    jdbski old but getting younger

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    Where did you get this kit, and did it in fact come with the 90 degree male quick connects?

    Thanks,
    Jb
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  16. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    www.beemerboneyard.com It comes with the appropriate male and female QDs based on model year.

    Jim :brow
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  17. jdbski

    jdbski old but getting younger

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    Thanks
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  18. Ron from BC

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    Well after almost doing a thru and thru on my thumb with an awl getting the old QDC off the fuel line I decided to break the bank and spend 14 bux on new lines (Continental Rubber OEM) and cut the old prix off.

    Phew....all done 'cept for putting the tank back on and doing the final cut for the QDC on the l/side crossover line (1150GSA).

    The plastic OEM's were still functional so I'm keeping them and only gonna use one female end to use on the low pressure return line to drain the tank or siphon gas for someone if needed.

    http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/Empty the GS tank.html
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  19. 1200gsceej

    1200gsceej Long timer

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    Perhaps you could provide the product name/brand/number for others?
    -ceej
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  20. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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    I noticed that my sealant pooled inside the flange clamp, like in the pictures.

    How long does it take for the sealant to solidify?

    ETA: Never mind I'm a dumbshit, overnight per the instructions.
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