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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 07-23-2010, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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plastic fuel connector worry

ok guys - on a scale of one to ten how much of a worry are the plastic fuel line connectors on my R312? i have just spent a fair bit of dosh on my baby and the last thing i need is to see it go up in smoke!!
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Mine gave away, I replaced the plastic fuel lines and fittings with rubber fuel lines and metal fittings. While I dont think your bike will catch fire, its not a bad idea to replace them just to be safe.

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Incredible they didn't replace the plastic versions from the factory. The 312 has 'em too? Replace them- it's easy to do and you'll feel 1000 times better riding knowing it's done.
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thanks guys guess thats kinda high on the to do list then.
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I have never had a problem...of course, I am also using due care and diligence when I work on my bike.

Tank has been on and off more then a few times. You just can't be hamfisted working on the machine, that's all.

Now, having said that I bet I break one the next time

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I asked this same question to a fellow MV'er who performs all of his own maintenance and this was his response.

"There's nothing wrong with those connectors. The problem is with the people who think, but are not mechanically inclined or patient. If you are careful and properly remove and install the tank, there will be no problems."

I plan on having him show me when the time comes. And, yes, I'm going to be tempted to change the fittings when the tank is off.

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I have never had a problem...of course, I am also using due care and diligence when I work on my bike.

Tank has been on and off more then a few times. You just can't be hamfisted working on the machine, that's all.

Now, having said that I bet I break one the next time
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Thumbs down plastic garbage.....

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"There's nothing wrong with those connectors. The problem is with the people who think, but are not mechanically inclined or patient. If you are careful and properly remove and install the tank, there will be no problems."
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your buddy is wrong..... plenty of members have them break.
seems as though i remember an Aussie peeing on the resulting fire.....

the plastic POS on my R1150GS cracked while parked in front of the my friend Valdi's BMW shop, MotoZone.....he wiggled it and it snapped!

you just don't put deep square grooves in plastic and expect it to last.....stupid idea!

I just posted a new thread about where to get chrome plated brass ones

http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=32889

$8.80 ea made in USA, NOT the ebay knockoffs from Hong Kong

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I asked this same question to a fellow MV'er who performs all of his own maintenance and this was his response.

"There's nothing wrong with those connectors. The problem is with the people who think, but are not mechanically inclined or patient. If you are careful and properly remove and install the tank, there will be no problems."

I plan on having him show me when the time comes. And, yes, I'm going to be tempted to change the fittings when the tank is off.
Tell your friend to get his head checked. Its not that peopel are not careful with them, its the heat from the engine that makes the plastic brittle after a while and they crack. Mine went out while I was warming up my bike one day to go for a ride. All the sudden I had a puddle of fuel under the bike. And I had not taken the tank off in a while.

Its cheap insurance, do it now, or pay later.

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Ouch! My ears are ringing.
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Knurl, thanks for posting the link.
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