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January 31, 2014, 12:40:18 PMReply #105 on

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Still got the original males on mine it's only the females that caused the trouble fuel connectors that is  :icon_biggrin:

April 03, 2015, 04:31:15 PMReply #106 on

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Just to get this straight as I didn't realize that the later Tigers do not have these fittings right?  Took my tank of the 06 today for the first time to replace my regulator with a series style and was planning to order some metal fittings.  Seems  don't need to unless I'm missing something.  That said, is there a replacment for the fragile looking fitting on the tank side of an 06.
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April 04, 2015, 01:40:14 PMReply #107 on

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I think your bike only has one but AFAIK it's still the feeble plastic version which should be replaced by a metal one. But others will know better.
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April 29, 2015, 03:29:26 AMReply #108 on

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I have the metal fittings on my tank but my o rings are shot. Where to go for replacement o rings??

April 29, 2015, 09:24:17 AMReply #109 on

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Search for Viton O rings on here they were listed in someones post
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It is my turn, mine broke while removing the tank.  just to share if needed, enter the parts number here
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December 16, 2015, 10:54:28 PMReply #111 on

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Hey KlingKlang, now my tank just started leaking gas!...I have plastic fuel fittings going into the tank.  I checked freshwatersystems.com and my postage to toronto was $51 usd.  Was it the same for you?  Seems crazy.  Cheers, Jon :5moped

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may be worth checking the o-rings.  Any nick or brittleness from age with cause them to leak.  However, I'm surprised any of the old nylon fittings have lasted to this point, & a good idea to swap them out even if a bit costly.  Any plumbing outfit that carries "Colder" brand fittings can source them.  The cost seems a bit high.
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Just to get this straight as I didn't realize that the later Tigers do not have these fittings right?  Took my tank of the 06 today for the first time to replace my regulator with a series style and was planning to order some metal fittings.  Seems  don't need to unless I'm missing something.  That said, is there a replacment for the fragile looking fitting on the tank side of an 06.

The cast wheel tigers have only one metal male fitting.  The female fitting is plastic but doesn't give any trouble except the viton O ring sometimes leaks.

Funnily enough, Triumph are now recommending changing the fuel hose every four years across the whole range of bikes.  I presume to counter increasingly high % ethanol in the fuel  :icon_rolleyes:
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February 06, 2016, 08:44:25 AMReply #114 on

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Just another update for people mainly for UK though if your looking for suppliers;

Ive just ordered the whole kit and kaboodle to replace the plastic females in the tank with metal and also a set of plastic ones to make up an extension hose set.

From these people   http://uk.rs-online.com/web/

RS P/No: 387-2511    Colder Products P/No: LCD10004BSPT  (Metal Females for Tank)

RS P/No: 138-278      Colder Products P/No: PLCD17006  ( Plastic Barbed Valved Females for Extensions, To Fuel lines)

RS P/No: 138-385      Colder Products P/No: PLC22006 ( Plastic Barbed Non-Valved Males for extensions, To Tank)


Free next working day delivery, or even collection from some branches, the whole lot was around £57 delivered, the metal ones account for £37 so the complete extension hose set up will cost around £25, Triumph wanted £100 or so last time I checked



Oh, Ive also ordered a pack of 10 O rings for the males as one of mine has a slight nick in it, so If anybody needs 1 in a hurry give me a shout and I'll stick one in an envelope
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January 04, 2017, 09:53:25 PMReply #115 on

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I got my Tiger (an 03) last spring, rode the heck out of it all summer: http://tkmotorcyclediaries.blogspot.ca/2016/07/around-huron.html
... and then put it away for a long Canadian winter.  When I took the tank off last year it didn't cut the fuel flow when I removed the pipes so I stuck a pencil in it.  When it did it again this time I discovered this thread and just ordered the metal fittings you suggested.  Thanks for this.

Funny how even years later this thread is keeping Tigers going.


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January 04, 2017, 10:18:06 PMReply #116 on

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Not so  :rfl that there are still some out there with plastic fittings holding on for dear life, glad you got them before they  :grnb got you.

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January 05, 2017, 07:47:21 PMReply #117 on

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I got my Tiger (an 03) last spring, rode the heck out of it all summer: http://tkmotorcyclediaries.blogspot.ca/2016/07/around-huron.html
... and then put it away for a long Canadian winter.  When I took the tank off last year it didn't cut the fuel flow when I removed the pipes so I stuck a pencil in it.  When it did it again this time I discovered this thread and just ordered the metal fittings you suggested.  Thanks for this.

Funny how even years later this thread is keeping Tigers going.

The thing is, as many here know, Triumphs recall all them years ago only ever covered the male fittings for the hoses, they somehow got away with the females in the tank plate, so yes its very possible that there are still many out there with potential time bombs.
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October 12, 2017, 09:18:08 AMReply #118 on

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Million thank yous for the write up.  Just done this with no problems.  The bit about not screwing the tapered threads in too far was a life saver.

October 24, 2017, 10:12:35 PMReply #119 on

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Same here, fitted the Stainless ones from RS as per Tombox's post, they went in a treat. Fourteen years of the plastic ones sitting over the heat of the engine as they age and being exposed to petrol doesn't bode well.