gas stain and busted gas line - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2008, 9:43 pm Thread Starter
Noob
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Burlington, Wi, USA
Posts: 6
gas stain and busted gas line

hey people. on a recent trip i did a slow speed drop of my bike. at that time i thought everthing was ok except for a few scrapes on my fairing and a bruised ego. well little did i know that 300 miles later i had a busted gas line right at the quick disconnect checkvalve. well thanks to the help of some of the most friendly people in cornicopia wisconsin i got the problem temporarily fixed. now what i need from this forum is 1, to find a knew check valve,and 2, the best way to clean the gasoline tarnish off of my magnisium engine block. hope somebody can help me at least with the cleanup. thanks,ken
1plumffr is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2008, 10:12 pm
Will ride for picts
 
rhhall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Minden, NV, USA
Posts: 1,645
What the forum needs from you is to use the search function. You'll see lots of posts on this very common failure.

Sierra Cement: Good for skis, bad for knees.

www.rhhall.smugmug.com
rhhall is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2008, 10:31 pm
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: , SoCal., USA
Posts: 1,507
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1plumffr
hey people. on a recent trip i did a slow speed drop of my bike. at that time i thought everthing was ok except for a few scrapes on my fairing and a bruised ego. well little did i know that 300 miles later i had a busted gas line right at the quick disconnect checkvalve. well thanks to the help of some of the most friendly people in cornicopia wisconsin i got the problem temporarily fixed. now what i need from this forum is 1, to find a knew check valve,and 2, the best way to clean the gasoline tarnish off of my magnisium engine block. hope somebody can help me at least with the cleanup. thanks,ken
Most of the members bought their chrome-plated brass QD's from here:http://www.omega.com/
Phone# 1-800-622-2378, ask for "Steve @ ext.2520, or plug in the part number in the "search".

You can also order on-line, to make 1 complete QD, order: 1) FT-LCD170-05-FKM (female end) list$ 26.00 and 1) FT-LCD220-05-FKM (male end) list $16.00. The suffix "FKM" is generic for Viton o-rings.
This makes one complete QD.
You should replace both plastic QDs.

They are now available from A&S BMW and other fine dealers. Although they are not selling chrome-plated brass QDs.




I used "Simple Green" with a scrub brush to get most of the gas stain off. I wish I knew of a way to remove all of the stain.

Bruce C
'04 K1200RS Capri Blue(totaled)
2008 Triumph Sprint ST
brucecha is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 2008, 7:43 am
Addict
 
wellcraft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: , ,
Posts: 531
when fuel leaked on my valve cover i tried everything to get it off with no luck, when i took the bike in for service they replaced the valve cover under warrenty and the tech told me nothing would get the stain out.
wellcraft is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion 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










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

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