Will ride for picts
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Minden, NV, USA
My turn: QD failure
It was my turn for the infamous Quick-Disconnect failure. Rode home from work, pulled into driveway and smelled gasoline vapors. I looked down, and sure enough, the bike was pissing gas out the right side. The lower male QD had failed.
Fortunately, I had purchased the metal QD's from Omega a couple months ago, and had the repair completed in 30 minutes. I only replaced the male side, and it fit perfectly into the plastic female side, as was reported here on another thread.
I only ordered a single male / female pair, but I think I should at least get another male fitting in case the other QD fails. I won't replace the female QD's but will keep the one with me in case of a failure on the road. I don't believe a failure of the female QD is likely, as the crack appears to occur at a stress concentration point on the male side.
Folks, if you don't have a replacement metal QD's or barbed hose connectors, you better get some.