Fuel Leak/Dump - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old Apr 28th, 2009, 7:33 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
dnifong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: dublin, ga, usa
Posts: 238
Fuel Leak/Dump

Traveling from Dublin Ga. to Aster Fl. for 1 day of fishing. 6 hours from home
Just turned onto state road 40. Smelt gas. Looked down and right foot and leg was soaked. Fuel was poring out to the rt fairing area. "panic set in." I could not pull over because of a low, and steep shoulder. So, I stuck my right leg straight out to get it out of the stream of gas, and trudged on.

BTW "you loose all style points" while passing the harley guys in that configuration.

Anyway, rode like that for 10 minutes until I could find a gas station. I figured if it didnt catch on fire in the first few minutes it might not

Made it to Aster without turning into a flame-ball. Worked on the damn motorcycle while my buddies fished, drank beer, and chasended me with comments, like "should of baught a harley etc." "All in fun." Only had the tool-kit. Pulled the rt side panel off and found a cracked "qd, snap together, connector just below the fuel tank." I removed it and installed a hose to hose barb from NAPA.

Worked good home, but now what?

Dale
dnifong is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old Apr 28th, 2009, 8:57 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 14,435
Re: Fuel Leak/Dump

Getcha some of these:

At www.mscdirect.com, the part numbers are:
2 x 88080445 $24.81 each
Description: 5/16"SHUTOFF HOSE BARB LCD CPLING BODY IN-LINE

2 x 88080486 $15.30 each
Description: 5/16"HOSE BARB SHUTOFF LCD CPLING INSERT IN-LINE

1 x 9452K19 BUNA-N O-RING, PK $2.05 (100 in the package)

When you install 'em, be careful taking the OEM plastic ones out and make sure you get all the leetle bits and pieces. Then, install these metal ones - reverse one of 'em so you'll know which end goes to which end when you later separate 'em.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dnifong
Traveling from Dublin Ga. to Aster Fl. for 1 day of fishing. 6 hours from home
Just turned onto state road 40. Smelt gas. Looked down and right foot and leg was soaked. Fuel was poring out to the rt fairing area. "panic set in." I could not pull over because of a low, and steep shoulder. So, I stuck my right leg straight out to get it out of the stream of gas, and trudged on.

BTW "you loose all style points" while passing the harley guys in that configuration.

Anyway, rode like that for 10 minutes until I could find a gas station. I figured if it didnt catch on fire in the first few minutes it might not

Made it to Aster without turning into a flame-ball. Worked on the damn motorcycle while my buddies fished, drank beer, and chasended me with comments, like "should of baught a harley etc." "All in fun." Only had the tool-kit. Pulled the rt side panel off and found a cracked "qd, snap together, connector just below the fuel tank." I removed it and installed a hose to hose barb from NAPA.

Worked good home, but now what?

Dale
Dick is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old Apr 28th, 2009, 9:02 pm
Member
 
bikertz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Labadieville, LA, USA
Posts: 90
Re: Fuel Leak/Dump

Quote:
Originally Posted by dnifong
Traveling from Dublin Ga. to Aster Fl. for 1 day of fishing. 6 hours from home
Just turned onto state road 40. Smelt gas. Looked down and right foot and leg was soaked. Fuel was poring out to the rt fairing area. "panic set in." I could not pull over because of a low, and steep shoulder. So, I stuck my right leg straight out to get it out of the stream of gas, and trudged on.

BTW "you loose all style points" while passing the harley guys in that configuration.

Anyway, rode like that for 10 minutes until I could find a gas station. I figured if it didnt catch on fire in the first few minutes it might not

Made it to Aster without turning into a flame-ball. Worked on the damn motorcycle while my buddies fished, drank beer, and chasended me with comments, like "should of baught a harley etc." "All in fun." Only had the tool-kit. Pulled the rt side panel off and found a cracked "qd, snap together, connector just below the fuel tank." I removed it and installed a hose to hose barb from NAPA.

Worked good home, but now what?

Dale
Been running with hose barb from NAPA for almost a year now. Eventually will replace with metal quick disconnects. Try Beemer Boneyard.

Tommy
02 K12 LT - 251,000 Miles and counting
442,000+ BMW Miles and counting
bikertz is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 Old Apr 28th, 2009, 9:26 pm
Enjoy The Ride
 
saddleman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Huntersville, NC, USA
Posts: 3,885
Re: Fuel Leak/Dump

Quote:
Originally Posted by bikertz
Been running with hose barb from NAPA for almost a year now. Eventually will replace with metal quick disconnects. Try Beemer Boneyard.
+ 1 on the beemer boneyard worth every penney. I also carry spares just in case I can be of help to others. DAMW

Dave Selvig
2004 Black LT
2000 Canon Red LT



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
saddleman is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old Apr 30th, 2009, 12:14 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Blissfield , Mi, USA
Posts: 120
tvolk is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fuel Gauge continuing problems JOHNF K1200LT 18 Jul 14th, 2009 9:32 am
Fuel Injector cleaning-on the bike PhillWard Australia, New Zealand, and AsiaPac 4 Nov 28th, 2008 12:02 pm
Fuel Cell Installation Questions MolenaarD K1200LT 16 Nov 16th, 2006 11:34 am
Triple BBG-Ride Report murray Ride Tales 8 Nov 20th, 2005 6:34 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome