Originally Posted by andy45320
I am trying to make sense of which clamps I will need to replace/renew for my 24k service/fuel filter replacement. I see many mentions of replacing clamps during filter change and failures of the recalled quick-connect clamps. Mine is a later model 2004 GT. I have also seen mention of using Omega or Otiker(sp?) clamps, but nothing on what sizes/model #/how many I should get. A long-term reusable clamp would be worth the bucks if they last. Is picking up stainless steel screw clamps from hardware/auto stores an option here?
I have never had the tank off the beast yet, so I am flying blind as the fiche and the manual. I already know I will need get a new gasket, some type of spanner/soft-strap and a fuel filter. Anything else?
I used part# 13 31 1 460 928 this is the screw-type fuel filter clamp that is used on the early '85-? K-bikes. It is 13mm. dia.
I figure it's the same filter and pump. So it should be good.
I used one of those cheapo rubber strap wrenches from Harbor Freight. The ring came off easily.
The vent hose clamps un-snap and are re-useable. You can use Otiker pliers or dikes and a small screwdriver to un-snap them. Mark the hoses so you don't mix them up.
If you can, try to mark a reference line locating the pump-tank relationship. You will find that the pump can rotate left or right which can put a strain on the quick disconnects when re-connecting them.
When I reassembled the pump into the tank, I found that putting a VERY thin film of moly60 grease on the ring to pump mating surface will keep the pump from trying to turn with the ring as you tighten it.
ps. Do me a favor please. When you take out the filter, flush some gas through it. Mine was very dirty and the gas came out black like sewer water. I am trying to figure if its me or the 10% ethanol gas eating the fuel lines.