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post #1 of 6 Old Mar 23rd, 2014, 6:39 am Thread Starter
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Fuel disconnects procrastination

Hi,

I bought the Jiffy Tite quick connects a couple of months ago, not cheap, then put them in the cupboard with a view I would get to them when I had time.
Today I found myself with time and changed them over. What I discovered was that as I handled the lines, one broke. I believe that it was fractured and air was leaking into the system as I noticed a change in performance during my ride yesterday.
Long winded this might be, if you have this on your list of TO DO'S, don't delay. You may find yourself on the side of the road with fuel spilling out.

For the old hands they will sigh and say we know this. For the new owners it is a heads up to what we need to do to keep our machines reliable.

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Re: Fuel disconnects procrastination

A timely reminder Brian.. they are on my to-but list for the GT. Glad you caught it!


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Re: Fuel disconnects procrastination

Brian.
We had a saying when flying.
"If there is any doubt, then there is no doubt "
i.e.. If you have to think about it, DO IT !
Well caught.

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Re: Fuel disconnects procrastination

baha... to-do list

beautiful day here today Hilton...now in Carlisle!

Brian, how did you close off the hoses when you changed them over, just clamp them?

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Re: Fuel disconnects procrastination

Chris,
Yes I clamped the lines coming from the tank. I used a pair of flat nosed pliers, about 4 cms wide and a pair of Vice grips to hold them closed.
They were usefull in holding the lines so I could work on them . I did not clamp the lines going to the motor.

If you were prepared and quick enough, you would only have a small amount of fuel leak without any clamping. A rag strategically placed would catch the stray fuel.

Nice to have the peace of mind knowing it is no the next thing to fail.

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Re: Fuel disconnects procrastination

Yes Brian, too true. I was prepared for the major service by purchasing the BBY ones and sure enough, I broke a plastic one trying to disconnect the lines. The Jiffytite units look to be more compact and nicer. It's important when fitting the BBY units to position the hose clamps carefully to protect against hoses chaffing. Not much space under there.

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