metal disconnect from dealer
I was down at the dealer (BMW of Denver) Friday to get some other parts and the parts guy brought out the wrong part which just happened to be new metal disconnects, I was looking for the O rings for the turn signals. Any how, he told me they had just gotten in the metal quick disconnects.
I thought since I already had the tupperware off my K12RS, why not? I bought 2 sets (2 male, 2 female) for $30.00 per set. I figured preventive maintenance item time.
When I went to install them, I discovered my bike did not have quick disconnects at all. Some one (p.o.) had used barb splines to replace them. At that moment my thought was "let well enough alone, it ain't broke, don't fix it", but I already had the QD's so I proceeded. I placed the straight barbs and clamps into a small plastic bag and they reside under the seat, just in case.
Any way, the point of my post is to let those who aren't aware, the dealer does have the metal disconnects at what I felt was a reasonable price. Time will only tell how good they are. I installed them and did a test run, no problems yet.