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Can someone tell me if they have an insulated cover over their fuel line disconnects like shown in the photo?

I have had 2 failures of quick disconnects (male fitting) in the last 16 months so I'm wondering if item 4 in the picture is to keep vibration down on the fittings.

I still have the OEM plastic qd's.
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Can someone tell me if they have an insulated cover over their fuel line disconnects like shown in the photo?

I have had 2 failures of quick disconnects (male fitting) in the last 16 months so I'm wondering if item 4 in the picture is to keep vibration down on the fittings.

I still have the OEM plastic qd's.
My 02 is missing them(bought it used). No failures yet.
Now I am wondering if they should be there

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I've never seen those covers on any of the LT's I've worked on over the years. I wonder if it's a new addition for more recent builds?

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neither on my '99 nor on my '03...
You may want to replace the plastic QDs with ones made of brass that will last forever and bring you peace of mind.

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[QUOTE=lavamanz]Can someone tell me if they have an insulated cover over their fuel line disconnects like shown in the photo?

I have had 2 failures of quick disconnects (male fitting) in the last 16 months so I'm wondering if item 4 in the picture is to keep vibration down on the fittings.

They are not on my 2001 or my 2003.

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I've never seen them either. The majority of the QD's seem to break when popping open or closed.



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Go here and get rid of the plastic connectors. http://www.omega.com/pdf/tubing/coup...t-lcseries.asp

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Go here and get rid of the plastic connectors. http://www.omega.com/pdf/tubing/coup...t-lcseries.asp
Those will work but they do not have the check valve inside to stop the gas from flowing after disconnecting them.

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Those will work but they do not have the check valve inside to stop the gas from flowing after disconnecting them.
Are there brass ones that do have the check valves?

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Are there brass ones that do have the check valves?
Yes. I've been using the brass QD fittings with the check valves in industrial applications for years. Unfortunately, ours have a different hose size and a 90 degree bend, or I'd have a great supply of them really cheap. But you can get them chromed.

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Those will work but they do not have the check valve inside to stop the gas from flowing after disconnecting them.

Look again there is a straight thru and check valve version listed. Get the check valve version listed on the right side.

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John,

Could you post which of those P/N's are needed for the LT's fuel lines? I want to replace mine (before failure) but have never had the tank off and seen them. Thanks,

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Could you post which of those P/N's are needed for the LT's fuel lines? I want to replace mine (before failure) but have never had the tank off and seen them. Thanks,

Ken
You do not need to remove the fuel tank for this, just have the right panel off to get to the QDs located at the bottom of the tank. You will need a tool to stop the flow of gasoline while you remove the QDs that do not have the valve, someone suggested visegrips with a penny on each side, and you will need to also replace the hose clamps (4). Then you will be ready to remove the tank without spilling gas...

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Could you post which of those P/N's are needed for the LT's fuel lines? I want to replace mine (before failure) but have never had the tank off and seen them. Thanks,

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I have not ordered these but I have a spare set of plastic ones I carry. You need the shut off, hose barb, 5/16 I.D.

So that looks like PN FT-LCD220-05 and FT-LCD170-05 to make one set and you need two sets.

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Thanks. I thought I read somewhere that they were 5/16 but couldn't find it again.
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I have the answer to your plastic fuel quick connect problems. We are a manufacturer of performance aluminum quick connect fluid fittings. Our company's name is Jiffy-tite Company, Inc. you can visit our web site www.jiffy-tite.com. Look under the motorsports section and this will show all the different size fittings we offer. We have a company in L.A. named Angle City Cycle who has been replacing the plastic style connectors with our and they have worked very well for them.

I must get 6-8 calls a week about this issue with the plastic connectors on these bikes leaking. We have the best alternative and are trying to get this issue taken care of. Feel free to contact me and I will be more then happy to help get you back on the road with out any more fuel leaks.

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HINT: The connectors are put in line with a different orientation for each fuel hose. IOW, on the hoses from the tank, use a male fitting on one and a female fitting on the other. (And, of course, use the correct fitting on the mating hose.) This way, you cannot mix up which tank hose mates to what hose on the bike.

This is the way the QCs come from the factory. If you make them the same gender, you're SURE to mix them up and no good will come from that!

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I have the answer to your plastic fuel quick connect problems. We are a manufacturer of performance aluminum quick connect fluid fittings. Our company's name is Jiffy-tite Company, Inc. you can visit our web site www.jiffy-tite.com. Look under the motorsports section and this will show all the different size fittings we offer. We have a company in L.A. named Angle City Cycle who has been replacing the plastic style connectors with our and they have worked very well for them.

I must get 6-8 calls a week about this issue with the plastic connectors on these bikes leaking. We have the best alternative and are trying to get this issue taken care of. Feel free to contact me and I will be more then happy to help get you back on the road with out any more fuel leaks.

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What are the part #'s for the LT?

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They should be: 22505 for the plug side and 21505 for the socket side. That is going by their -AN size. 5/16" = -5 AN.
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Morley, you are 100% accurate with your part numbers. These will work on 5/16 hose.

Blouw, I am only offering help, we manufacture performance fittings. All I ask you to do is look at our web site. We have been being used for the past 6 months in this exact application.

Any questions feel free to contact us anytime and we will be more then happy to answer any questions.

Thanks again and good luck.

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Morley, you are 100% accurate with your part numbers. These will work on 5/16 hose.

Blouw, I am only offering help, we manufacture performance fittings. All I ask you to do is look at our web site. We have been being used for the past 6 months in this exact application.

Any questions feel free to contact us anytime and we will be more then happy to answer any questions.

Thanks again and good luck.

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Based on this - I will need two of 22505 and two of 21505 to replace the factor QD's - correct? (plus hose clamps)

Since I live in Ontario, Canada, I see your distributor is Karbelt Speed and Custom in Ajax ON. Should I order through them (they will likely have to special order them?)of may be better to order direct from a US distributor who has them in stock? Would Angel City Cycle stock them?

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Jim, you could try Karbelt, ask for Steve and tell him what you are looking for. If he does not want to drop ship for you then yes call Angle City Cycles and JR will take care of you. I am not sure what you will need to order, for some reason JR orders 45° and 90° from us as well. He would be the one to ask.

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