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post #1 of 9 Old Jun 17th, 2007, 10:22 pm Thread Starter
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K1200 LT Gas Leak (right side of Bike)

Discovered a really bad gas leak on right side of bike. After removing the right side tupperware, I found a broken gas line connector (Quick/Disconnect).
Has anyone had this issue and just replaced the Q/D connector with a plain ol' straight thru gas line connector??

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post #2 of 9 Old Jun 17th, 2007, 10:28 pm
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You could do that for the time being until you obtain a suitable replacement QD (it doesn't have to be a BMW part). But eventually you do want to put the QDs back in line because you need to disconnect the fuel lines in order to remove the tank and replace fuel and air filters, or to perform other major work on the bike. That is when the QDs come in handy!

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A lot of people, including myself, have had problems with the factory quick connects. Many have sourced some better quality ones and just removed the cheap plastic ones that are provided from the factory.
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I had a difficult time finding metal quick disconnects for the 5/16" ID hose that BMW uses on the LT. Seems like most places carry 1/4" and 3/8". One source for nickle plated brass QDs, 5/16" barb, with auto shutoff on both the male and female fitting is MSC ( http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNSRHM ). The MSC numbers are 88080445 and 88080486 for the male and female; you have to get two of each. While you're at it, get a bag of Buna O-rings to fit these couplings: 09260118. I messed up the O-ring twice when I snapped a QD together, was glad that I had replacements.

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Replace the cheap BMW ones. It took me three gas leaks before I finally got smart.
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post #6 of 9 Old Sep 6th, 2007, 11:21 am
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Thumbs up Broken fuel line disconnect

The factory disconnects have a screen in them. If I replace with disconnects with out them could this become a fuel related problem?

Yes one of my disconnects broke this summer when I was coming home from work,spilling gas all over me and the bike. This seems to me like a safety issue. Thanks for any advice that any one can give me.
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Many of us already replaced the factory plastic QDs with new ones made of brass and I haven't heard of any fuel related issues.
I rode to CCR and back (just a bit short of 4,000 miles) with peace of mind.
This is perhaps the best $100.00 spent on the bike for my safety and that of my passenger.
The next best $100.00 spent o the bike bought me a low beam HID... but that is another thread.

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I had a difficult time finding metal quick disconnects for the 5/16" ID hose that BMW uses on the LT. Seems like most places carry 1/4" and 3/8". One source for nickle plated brass QDs, 5/16" barb, with auto shutoff on both the male and female fitting is MSC ( http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNSRHM ). The MSC numbers are 88080445 and 88080486 for the male and female; you have to get two of each. While you're at it, get a bag of Buna O-rings to fit these couplings: 09260118. I messed up the O-ring twice when I snapped a QD together, was glad that I had replacements.
Bill, thanks for the information you provided on mscdirect.com. I just ordered fittings and o-rings... Figured I will due to replace the factory ones.

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Many of us already replaced the factory plastic QDs with new ones made of brass and I haven't heard of any fuel related issues.
I rode to CCR and back (just a bit short of 4,000 miles) with peace of mind.
This is perhaps the best $100.00 spent on the bike for my safety and that of my passenger.
The next best $100.00 spent o the bike bought me a low beam HID... but that is another thread.
Thank you very much for the reply I will be ordering some brass QDs very soon to replace my broken plastic one and i will be replacing my other one at the same time before it has a chance to spray me with gas. Dale.
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