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post #1 of 5 Old Nov 10th, 2012, 9:11 pm Thread Starter
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Fuel leak

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My K1200GT recently started leaking fuel, copiously, due to the failure of one of the quick release couplings at the base of the fuel tank. Fitting the new ones is proving difficult due to my inability to remove the old fittings from the fuel line without resorting to amputation and replacement of the fuel line itself .

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 5 Old Nov 14th, 2012, 5:43 am
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Re: Fuel leak

Hi Denis..
mate, post this in the K1200/K1300 section of the forums, you'll likely get more answers from other owners on there, especially as the US guys usually provide their answers while we sleep!
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Re: Fuel leak

sometimes the fittings will get stuck to the rubber hose even after the clamp is loosened and removed. Twisting the fittings will break the seal and then you can pull them out. Since the fittings have barbs on them to help hold them in, it can be hard to pull out. Rocking them back and forth while pulling to 'walk' them out should do the trick.

I was able to remove the broken plastic connectors from my bike without resorting to cutting any of the lines.

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Re: Fuel leak

Thanks for your replies Chris & Dave ,

I've reposted my query as suggested and will after having read Dave's message have a go at "walking" the fittings off this weekend - someones gotta support the Australian econony during the working week

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Re: Fuel leak

Sliding a couple flat blade screw-drivers between the end of the hose and the base of the barb works pretty well to get them started. Then give it a little twist to push the rubber off and not pull it off. Once it's started switch to a pair of needle nose pliers and continue to push on the end of the hose as you work your way up to the thicker part of the pliers.


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