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I would allow a good two hours the first time. It may not take that long at all, all depends on your comfort level and how OCD/ADD you are. Second time, half that at most.
 

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Piece of cake, hardest part is getting those dam plastic barbs out of the hoses!!
 

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I may have to do this myself. I'm not seeing any leakage, but having very strong gas odor coming from the bike. Was yours leaking enough that you were could see gas dripping from the bike, or was it just fumes?
 

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Don't be too concerned abot the time it takes, rather you need to focuus on the quality of the job you're about to do. This is a good time to tip out the fuel tank and change
the fuel filter if it's close to being scheduled. On the QD's, take time to get the clamps positioned just right, so they don't rub on the opposite hose etc. When you push the QD's together be 100% certain that the locking tab has fully seated in the clip groove (it should pop out fully). They're a great thing, just be sure you have them 'right'.
 

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K100Dennis said:
Don't be too concerned abot the time it takes, rather you need to focuus on the quality of the job you're about to do. This is a good time to tip out the fuel tank and change
the fuel filter if it's close to being scheduled. On the QD's, take time to get the clamps positioned just right, so they don't rub on the opposite hose etc. When you push the QD's together be 100% certain that the locking tab has fully seated in the clip groove (it should pop out fully). They're a great thing, just be sure you have them 'right'.
+1... Fire bad! :mad:
 

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Piece of cake, hardest part is getting those dam plastic barbs out of the hoses!!
+1 It is not easy to get the metal hose clamp off. Take your time and be patient.

The hardest part. Undressing her is easy if you follow available information. Use the time to get acquainted.

Holding the inside part of the fuel line with vice grips made it easier for me. There is not a lot of hose to work with.
 

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bamarider said:
I may have to do this myself. I'm not seeing any leakage, but having very strong gas odor coming from the bike. Was yours leaking enough that you were could see gas dripping from the bike, or was it just fumes?
Thanks for the tips. Only reason I was asking about the time is that my schedule is full and didn't want to get into it and then have to stop. Bike has been down for two weeks...no time to work on it and here's a holiday weekend that I can't ride. I'll tackle it today! Fortunately, I had ordered the disconnects and had had them for a couple of weeks. My bike is 10 yrs old and I knew it was only a matter of time.

Bamarider.....I smelled the fumes and thought it was someone else in the traffic I was in. Then...the odor stuck with me. When I stopped, my shoe was wet and the bike was dripping. Fortunately it was on the pump side so when the fuel pump was off it stopped leaking. I rode it to my garage with my right leg sticking out and saying prayers that no one would throw out a cigarette! :rotf:
 

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RocketRon said:
Thanks for the tips. Only reason I was asking about the time is that my schedule is full and didn't want to get into it and then have to stop. Bike has been down for two weeks...no time to work on it and here's a holiday weekend that I can't ride. I'll tackle it today! Fortunately, I had ordered the disconnects and had had them for a couple of weeks. My bike is 10 yrs old and I knew it was only a matter of time.

Bamarider.....I smelled the fumes and thought it was someone else in the traffic I was in. Then...the odor stuck with me. When I stopped, my shoe was wet and the bike was dripping. Fortunately it was on the pump side so when the fuel pump was off it stopped leaking. I rode it to my garage with my right leg sticking out and saying prayers that no one would throw out a cigarette! :rotf:
Sometimes it's hard here to get the answer one's looking for, but all these guys have good intentions w/ their replies. :D

Sounds like you're replacing the cheap QDs for the better designed aftermarket ones? If so, I'd be interested in reading an account of how well it went, being your first time, as well as the amount of time you spend on the endeavor. :corn:
 

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bikerj said:
Sometimes it's hard here to get the answer one's looking for, but all these guys have good intentions w/ their replies. :D

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Painting with a rather broad brush!

I re-read all of the comments and I think that many gave great answers. Sometimes additional helpful information is given. Sometime there is no simple answer and additional information helps to clarify it for others.
 

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I noticed that no one mentioned that you only need to remove the right upper panel to get to the QD's If all you need to do is the QD's. If you have time limits, don't go any deeper in than you need to.

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Painting with a rather broad brush!

I re-read all of the comments and I think that many gave great answers. Sometimes additional helpful information is given. Sometime there is no simple answer and additional information helps to clarify it for others.
Dan, you're sooooo sensitive. Is the humidity thick today in Tampa? :confused:

I actually prefer painting w/ a sprayer. ;)

Sometimes, it appears readers only skim through the replies. :brick:

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bikerj said:
Sometimes, it appears readers only skim through the replies. :brick:

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+1 ! And nobody mentioned that you need to pull off the upper right panel! :histerica
 

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1-2 hours. The reality is that your fuel lines are all ten years old. Half of them sitting on top of the motor (hot) the other half of them sitting in fuel. Replace your QD's now and ride the bike to the bottom of the tank. Save yourself some problems down the road and replace the fuel filter, lines and clamps as soon as possible. Don't forget to put dielectric grease into all your electrical connectors that you come across during the take down.

John
 
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