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Thread: warning on dry break fuel line connectors!

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    warning on dry break fuel line connectors!

    if they’re the motion pro plastic ones, replace them at once!

    i’d been smelling fuel in the garage the past day but, couldn’t isolate it. also smelled some while riding the bird to and from work today. lifted the tank and found the culprit.

    these were purchased new from ebay, marketed as specifically for the fuel injected bird and installed only 3 years ago...

    anyone know where to find metal replacements?

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    Re: warning on dry break fuel line connectors!

    People on here will say different I am sure but I was told by my Honda dealer not to use any kind of quick connect / dry break connector on a fuel injected bird ?

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    Re: warning on dry break fuel line connectors!

    Quick connects on mine with no issues. Use a proper brass/ metal one on the pressurised feed to the rail, a plastic one is fine on the return. Used this last two years.
    Got mine from here on recommendation from Duck. https://tom-parker.co.uk/
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    Re: warning on dry break fuel line connectors!

    thanks for that link! i was going nuts last night, my seach-fu was off... the greater blackbird community led me to a closer source here;


    https://www.beemerboneyard.com/fuliqudise.html



    i see what i need in various kits there but, will see if they can substitute a 1/4" straight connector for the 5/16".



    it's somewhat ironic that the low pressure return line is the one that failed...

    i'll update as to their reply and / or if i just have to order a kit with unneeded parts.

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    Re: warning on dry break fuel line connectors!

    I installed chrome plated brass fuel disconnects about a year ago, no issues. I found them online but I dont remember the site. A quick Google search should do it.
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    Re: warning on dry break fuel line connectors!

    Also available at www.quickcouplings.net

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    Re: warning on dry break fuel line connectors!

    thanks for that link, greg! wow! they have a lot of choices.

    i had just ordered from the link i'd posted previously, i'll update once i get them installed.

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    Re: warning on dry break fuel line connectors!

    I had plastic ones leak so went to chrome plated brass.
    Been running them for a few years now with no problems.
    QuickCouplings : LC Series :

    See this post for part numbers:
    https://www.cbrxx.com/engine-airbox-exhaust-fuel-delivery/26109-fuel-line-no-loss-quick-disconnect.html#post361309

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    Re: warning on dry break fuel line connectors!

    got these installed yesterday. found the low pressure 1/4" hose was in need of replacement, it ripped while i was pulling it off the metal bodied fuel filter i'd been using to connect... probably coulda used the 90 degree on the high pressure side was well.


    very high quality, hefty parts. i'd imagine one could easily break a window.


    replaced the cam chain tensioner and fuel pressure regulator "while i was in there", bike's running more smoothly and quietly now.


    intended to check / clean the wax unit but, started to strip one of the screws trying to remove the darn thing... decided to leave well enough alone and go for a test ride.
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    Re: warning on dry break fuel line connectors!

    Looks good. Too bad Honda didn't do that from the get go.

    Agreed, seems like those wax unit screws are made of some kind of very hard cheese. Used needle nose locking pliers to remove them on mine. Replaced with actual steel screws from local hardware store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fizzy View Post
    Agreed, seems like those wax unit screws are made of some kind of very hard cheese. Used needle nose locking pliers to remove them on mine. Replaced with actual steel screws from local hardware store.
    +1, had to do the same.
    I think they use the Japanese 'Phillips' head (JIS), not the traditional Phillips head.
    I replaced mine with socket head screws.

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    Re: warning on dry break fuel line connectors!

    ptxtz..........Watch the high pressure line doesn't slightly kink when the tank goes down. Mine did.
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    Re: warning on dry break fuel line connectors!

    Hey all this fuss about quick connectors think yourselves lucky. The DR800 that I have just finished rebuilding has one to connect the two tanks together, nothing strange in that except one side is 6mm the other is 8mm
    Full of Hot air? Intercool yourself............ you know it makes sense

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    Re: warning on dry break fuel line connectors!

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDuck View Post
    Hey all this fuss about quick connectors think yourselves lucky. The DR800 that I have just finished rebuilding has one to connect the two tanks together, nothing strange in that except one side is 6mm the other is 8mm
    This is the kind of thing that crops up when you insist on using the metric system. Seriously, maybe they don't want a mechanic to be able to reverse the line?


 

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