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Fuel Quick Disconnects (was Re: Fwd: oilheads-digest V4 #2 )
- To: "R1200CA motorcycle" <z281le@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Fuel Quick Disconnects (was Re: Fwd: oilheads-digest V4 #2 )
- From: Marco S Hyman <marc@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2007 20:01:49 -0800
- Cc: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
- In-reply-to: Message from "R1200CA motorcycle" <z281le@xxxxxxxxx> of "Mon, 05 Feb 2007 21:24:05 EST." <d259ce9b0702051824x1aa9850fl458eb32dd1085798@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> 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.
The o-rings sometimes swell, making it hard to connect after disconnecting
until the rings dry out and the swelling subsides. Keep some spare o-rings
aroud. Put the spare o-rings on the QD and put the old o-rings asside.
Next time you can swap again, providing there are no nicks or abrasions
on the spare o-rings.
I've not had any problems with the OEM parts on my R1150 nor my R12GS
with it's angled QDs. I've not tried any other type. I've not had
to swap o-rings on the R12GS, but sometimes had to on the R1150RT.
Another thing that helps is to lubricate the o-rings if dry. I spray
my fingertip with some silicone spray then rub the o-ring between thumb
and finger. Don't know if that is a good thing or bad, long term. I've
not had any problems doing this.