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post #1 of 6 Old Jul 25th, 2010, 9:39 am Thread Starter
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Exclamation Fuel Line Quick-Disconnects

Damn!

After recently reporting on BMRider a suddenly noticeable smell of fuel after rides, but with no obvious leaks, I decided to whip the right-hand fairing panel off for a look.

I'd already replaced one quick-disconnect as reported HERE ,but I should have thought to replace the second at the same time (one knackered, both knackered!). The second one snapped the moment I touched the fuel line. Luckilly it was on the return, and so under less pressure than the feed line- ie, no major leak when the pump isnt running! Caught it just in time...

The OE BMW part was plastic and has been superceeded to a much stronger metal part. Here are the part numbers-

.................................................. ....BMW.............Colder Products Metal........Colder Products Plastic
Male Insert (the one that fails).......13537700800...............ZLCD22005.. .....................PLCD22005
Female Body (safe).......................13317659120.......... .....ZLCD17005.......................PLCD17005

These parts are all suitable for 5/16" ID fuel line.

Useful parts-
BMW OE fuel line clamp 16121176918
Viton O-Ring 13537700797


I would SERIOUSLY recommend that anyone with a R1150RT, or K1200, or who isnt certain if their model has these quick-disconnects (check parts diagram at http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/fiche.aspx ) to replace the Male Insert ASAP, if it hasnt already been done.

At seven years old my 1150RT is only on 42,000 miles and I would have expected the OE part to have lasted longer, but at least there is a solution.

If you can find a local dealer for Colder Products connectors then theres a good chance that you will get the parts cheaper the OE. Be aware that the Female Body part is relatively expensive and only really needs changing if you want to. The OE part shouldnt cause problems.... (famous last words...)

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Re: Fuel Line Quick-Disconnects

Thanks James for posting. We have been preaching this here for years along with metal valve stems and we still find people that are surprised when they fail. Guess you can't reach everyone.

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Re: Fuel Line Quick-Disconnects

I replaced mine with the BMW steel replacements but I could wiggle them & make the connection leak. I ended up putting the Quick-Disconnects on from Beemer-Boneyard. Much better quality.

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Re: Fuel Line Quick-Disconnects

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I replaced mine with the BMW steel replacements but I could wiggle them & make the connection leak. I ended up putting the Quick-Disconnects on from Beemer-Boneyard. Much better quality.
IMHO, the original plastic ones should be replaced NLT the 24,000 service. One cracked on my '01 at about 36,000.
Replaced mine with the ones made by jiffy-tite and sold at www.racerpartswholesale.com. About the best 80 bucks I could have spent after having a "near miss" at being stranded on the way home from STC 2010...
Getting the rubber lines loose from the original fittings was the most difficult part of the job.

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Re: Fuel Line Quick-Disconnects

Saddleman or John Z, can you confirm if these ( New CPC Chrome Plated Brass Fuel Line Quick Disconnect Set) are the ones to order from Beemerboneyard?

I've just been quoted Au$212 for BMW replacements... along with all other costs to come, I need to save a $100 here and there where I can...

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Re: Fuel Line Quick-Disconnects

aaahhh, ne'er mind.. just found another post by Gilles (zippy_gg) that pointed to the same link as the ones I asked about... from BB.
Wish I'd thought of it when getting my mirrors sent... sigh...

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