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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2014, 11:53 am Thread Starter
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What is this for?

Hi, I bought an '02 RS a few days ago and while looking around the bike I noticed this, can anyone tell me what it is please

It's just behind the oil filler cap.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2014, 1:30 pm
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Quick Disconnects

Those are the quick disconnects for the fuel lines. I am not familiar with that model, but that is what they are. One is the fuel line from the tank to the distribution rail, the other is the return line into the tank. When running the bike fuel lines are under pressure so the fuel squirts out of the injectors, The quick disconnects are there to make tank removal easy and relatviely safe. The stock versions were prone to failure and potentially a huge fire hazard....ask me how I know....after market versions of metal are far better.

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Ahh, that makes sense thanks. I won't fiddle with them then
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2014, 3:30 pm
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Ahh, that makes sense thanks. I won't fiddle with them then
Oh yes you want to fiddle with them. Remove and replace with good ones, them are the bad ones that break and spray gas all over.

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My bike did not come with any QDs, so I had never seen the OEM. Since H96669 notes those are the early factory or other plastic aftermarket style, you DO indeed need to replace them. I put on an early set of plastic aftermarket units. They failed in a near catastrophic manner ... .....I was fortunate that the geyser being emitted was seen by a motorist as I exited a freeway offramp. He said my radiator was spraying fluid...I looked down and saw FUEL being shot out that gap you were looking through. If the fuel had sprayed a different direction, I doubt I would be as pretty as I am now.....
The metal style available at beemerboneyard are what most of us install. They are very reliable. The sooner you replace them, the better. You can do a search both for directions as well as past experiences by many riders.....many of which are scary like mine.

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OK, in that case I shall definitely fiddle with them as soon as I can! I appreciate the warning

Can anyone point me to a UK supplier of the metal replacements please as I only seem to be able to find the male half in metal..

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What I did at first...and the first mod I did to my bike was to remove them QDs and install a set of straight barbed connectors. Cheep at less that $3.00.

Ran like that for years, just last year installed QDs.

Straight barbed connectors do make removing the tank a little harder. Once in the hoses they are very hard to remove so I never touched them,just disconnected the hoses at the fuel pump flange, much easier to remove there.

But then you also have to remove the fuel from the tank first. I didn't mind...I only remove the tank once a year and sure can syphon fuel without swallowing any....

Since you are going in there, consider a new fuel filter at the same time. Then you'll know it is good. And they are such a xxxx to replace, you probably don't want to go back & forth under that fairing and in that tank too often.

Don't know where you can find QDs over there but what you are looking for are 5/16". The two brands I have seen used are Jiffy-Tite and CPC.

Motobins or Motorworks??? Both in the UK.

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for some reason - that passeth all understanding. motobins and james sherlock are the only specialist that stock these - and only the male.

the female looks like its plastic, its black.
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Search the site for Q D or quick disconnects. I bought mine from Omega U.K, but I think Motobins or Motorworks may now sell them. They are made by CPC, the same manufacturer as the OEM one's you have, but are strong all metal. Make sure you get them with Viton 'O' rings.



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OK, with the info that you've all given I found these, I think the difference is that one of each (male/female) is valved and the other isn't. Do I need both parts to be valved and if not which one needs the valve?

http://www.coleparmer.co.uk/Product/..._L/UY-31403-41

http://www.coleparmer.co.uk/Product/..._L/UY-31403-46


http://www.coleparmer.co.uk/Product/..._L/UY-31403-21

http://www.coleparmer.co.uk/Product/..._L/UY-31403-26
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