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BMW Metal QD's??

I was told today BMW is not providing "steel" QD's...

Was I dreaming that they were supposed to ???

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I was told today BMW is not providing "steel" QD's...

Was I dreaming that they were supposed to ???
OK , maybe it's just been a long day, but what's a "QD" ???

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Hey Ted,

Thanks for asking...I figured it was something simple and I wasn't getting it.

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OK , maybe it's just been a long day, but what's a "QD" ???

Ted,

He is talking about the plastic fuel line "Quick Disconnects".

Metal "QDs" are available in the aftermarket.
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I think he is referring to the fuel line Quick Disconnects Thus QD.

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I'm well aware of the plastic quick disconnect problems and the after market brass replacements. Just never heard them referred to as QD's

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I'm well aware of the plastic quick disconnect problems and the after market brass replacements. Just never heard them referred to as QD's

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Over at www.r1150r forum the fuel line quick disconnects (QDs) get as much coverage as final drives (FDs) get at this site. The R1150R site is the only place I've seen the abbreviation QD used.
Likewise, I doubt the R1150R group would understand what an FD is.
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"QD" has been used for a long time in other applications where quick disconnects are used. I've used it in the aviation area for years.

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I am thinking if you use the QD on the DL or the DQ on the HS then the BMW will work AOK. Glad someone asked ASAP. Because I was feeling S.T.U.P.I.D.
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S.O.R.R.Y..G.U.Y.S.

yeah.. Quick Disconnects..

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I'm well aware of the plastic quick disconnect problems and the after market brass replacements. Just never heard them referred to as QD's
Probably too preoccupied with the "cuties" (also referred to as QTs) at the open house Ted...

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I was told today BMW is not providing "steel" QD's...

Was I dreaming that they were supposed to ???
BMW uses plastic only in order to keep the weight of the LT to a minimum...

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yeah.. Quick Disconnects..
Hey, Channing - you ordering some of those metal QDs?? If so, and it's not too late, I'd pony up for a set. The ones ole Toad has now are plastic and are about 5, maybe 6 years old. I'm getting ready to un-connect 'em to take the tank off this weekend, so might as well put metal ones back on next month. No hurry.
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yeah.. Quick Disconnects..

No worries...I knew exactly what you meant...I just installed a set two weeks ago. I inadvertently bought two sets....I'd be willing to send the spare set to needy person for $25 + shipping (whatever that would be). I believe I paid $30 + Shipping.

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QD's All Metal

www.racerpartswholesale.com has all metal QD's (quick disconnect) . Click on the Motorcycle division and go to the Jiffy Tite products.

(QD is a common term in the racing world and Industry.)

These are being used in the fuel line to replace the BMW plastic units.

If you need help--call and talk to any of the people who answer the phone.

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No worries...I knew exactly what you meant...I just installed a set two weeks ago. I inadvertently bought two sets....I'd be willing to send the spare set to needy person for $25 + shipping (whatever that would be). I believe I paid $30 + Shipping.
You do need 2 sets, or 4 pieces total (2 male and 2 female connectors).

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You do need 2 sets, or 4 pieces total (2 male and 2 female connectors).

I guess I shold have been more specific. I was considering two connected pairs as a set.... or enough to setup one bike as a set. I'll be sending my spare set off to a member on Monday.

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Kind of a side note on the "QD" issue. Yesterday a few of us started a ride only to have one LT to start leaking profusely from a QD. We were already on the road, so the brave owner decided to attempt a parking lot replacement of the bad QD. Found a Checker Auto store, purchased a 3/8" fuel line splice, and a couple hose clamps. Tore off the right side tupperware and replaced the QD with the splice. Perfect fit!

I was just watching the crew work, but they were done in less than 40min and we were on the road again! Completed a 440mi ride without further leakage.

Moral of the story, carry a splice kit along. When the QD started leaking, it was pouring out, losing about half a tank of fuel in 60mi.

Personally, I won't be installing any type of QD, they are unreliable, and if/when they fail, you'll be using the old fashioned splice anyway. Unless they happen to fail in the dealership parking lot.

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Personally, I won't be installing any type of QD, they are unreliable, and if/when they fail, you'll be using the old fashioned splice anyway. Unless they happen to fail in the dealership parking lot.
If I remember right...they already have QD's...They're just plastic. The upgrades are made of High quality Steel or Brass, which are less prone to cracking under stress.

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Kind of a side note on the "QD" issue. Yesterday a few of us started a ride only to have one LT to start leaking profusely from a QD. We were already on the road, so the brave owner decided to attempt a parking lot replacement of the bad QD. Found a Checker Auto store, purchased a 3/8" fuel line splice, and a couple hose clamps. Tore off the right side tupperware and replaced the QD with the splice. Perfect fit!

I was just watching the crew work, but they were done in less than 40min and we were on the road again! Completed a 440mi ride without further leakage.

Moral of the story, carry a splice kit along. When the QD started leaking, it was pouring out, losing about half a tank of fuel in 60mi.

Personally, I won't be installing any type of QD, they are unreliable, and if/when they fail, you'll be using the old fashioned splice anyway. Unless they happen to fail in the dealership parking lot.
Steve.. yeah.. the "stock" QD's are plastic.... We "upgrade" them to all metal.

The reason to use them... is the stock and ones we use automatically "stop" fuel when disconnected (shut-off).. that way I can remove my tank without draining it first.. that is a significant safety issue..

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