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post #1 of 13 Old Jul 16th, 2007, 6:55 pm Thread Starter
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Quick disconnect failure

I had a failure of the quick disconnect on the fuel line today. I plan on getting the metal ones and based on the various threads there are a number of choices. Please update me on the best option.

Also, since I need my bike for work tomorrow and my dealer is closed and I have no alternative for a replacement quick disconnect, does anybody know if there is a problem with using a brass fitting without shutoff to connect the two hoses until a quick disconnect can be obtained?

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post #2 of 13 Old Jul 16th, 2007, 7:20 pm
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I too am very interested in sources for these, and more experienced opinions.
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QDs are a convenience item. Makes it easier to remove the tank and work on things.

If need be - you can join the two ends with a brass line, fuel rated plastic tube or whatever. Just be careful the spill. You've the head pressure of the tank to tank into account. You can get a LOT of fuel spilled real fast.

As a 'get-by', you may well be able to temporarily slip an appropriately sized in line fuel filter in place of the two halves of a failed QD. Something that'll take the in tank pump pressure. Point the filter the right way!

And yes - I think you'll want to use hose clamps whether it's a long term repair with metal QDs or a 'quckie' get-by fix to get ya to the barn.

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To confirm, my bike didn't come with QDs.
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The brass QDs can be ordered here (2 males, 2 females): http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/GSDRVS...00000021811248
http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/GSDRVS...00000021811289[/QUOTE]

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Try JiffyTite quick disconnect fittings. Several BMW people have used these for the fuel line.

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I own Racer Parts Wholesale. We have the parts you need in stock and will ship the same day you order.

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Try JiffyTite quick disconnect fittings. Several BMW people have used these for the fuel line.

Full disclosure:

I own Racer Parts Wholesale. We have the parts you need in stock and will ship the same day you order.

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What JiffyTite quick disconnect fitting part numbers would be needed for the K12?

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There are several styles of JiffyTite connectors that will work. Best bet is to call RPW (ask for Mike or Jack--I gave them your info).

They can talk to you and determine what you need to do exactly what you want.

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Question Dual Shut Off Valves?

Tom, do both halves of the Jiffy QD's have shut off's? Or is it just one side that has a shut off?

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Both 'sides' are , in effect, shut off valves. When you disconnect the fitting (un-plug it from itself)---there is no leakage from either end. That is what makes these type of fittings so neat and functional!


Note:

Maximum PSI rating on these fittings is 200 PSI. This means that they are NOT to be used for brake lines or clutch lines.


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Smile quick disconnects

went to the bone yard bought 2 complete disconnects. $10.00 ea. went to lowes bought a 10 pk of #6 o-rings. $1.67. went to a flea market bought 4 new ss worm drive hose clamps $1.00. carry them with me at all times. less than $23.00 invested. who said BMW riders are cheep.
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Mine just broke, out on the road yesterday...Thank God the bike or myself did not catch fire. However it did stain alot of parts and took over 3 hours to pick the bike up by trailer... but it could have burned to the ground.
I will be getting in touch......Thanks for the input.
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