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Hello everyone and thanks for your support. Mick, thanks for asking me to
ask it again.
Here's my question put another way and with a mostly original sigfile :^)

Subject: Quick disconnects

My mechanic said that the weak link of any quick disconnect system is the
O-ring due to cuts and pinching that occur from time to time during use. He
suggested I use the BMW ones instead of aftermarket ones.

His main point was that the supply of replacement O-rings for OEM quick
disconnects is as only as far away as the BMW parts counter. It makes sense
if the O-rings are really that delicate and pricey.

I am going to put some on and would like your opinions before I buy some. I
do not intend to remove the tank more than a few times each season but like
the convenience that quick disconnects offer.

Thanks for reading,

2000 R1200C Avantgarde
1998 Jeep Cherokee (winter)
1994 z/28 RPO-1LE (summer)
AMA, BMWMOA, BMWMC/Ottawa, Chromeheads, The C.A.V., rider, working stiff,
somewhat cheap.

On 1/6/07, oilheads-digest <oilheads@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> oilheads-digest       Saturday, January 6 2007       Volume 04 : Number
> 002
> <S N I P!>
> Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2007 12:55:07 -0500
> From: Don MacQueen <dmac@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: Broken fuel line quick disconect
> Ken wrote:
> >Big thread on this subject over at ADVrider recently:
> >
> >http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116614&page=6
> >
> >I've got a set backordered from www.omega.com.  Expensive for sure,
> >time will tell if they are worth the expense.
> I've ordered the same set.  It was too complicated and even more
> expensive to get the Swageloks.  I have a regular GS, so I only
> needed the feed and return lines.  I was adding them to make taking
> the tank on and off less of a PITA, and didn't want to trust the OE
> type.
> HTH.
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