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September 03, 2010, 05:44:42 PMReply #30 on

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You can go to an fitting website, they can give you some instruction on putting your fittings. I've done that part of my fittings, and I found it really hard to me.

September 03, 2010, 05:48:32 PMReply #31 on

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:? Huh?  And Welcome to Tiger Triple.
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September 13, 2010, 07:37:49 PMReply #32 on

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Quote from: "jamespipers"
You can go to an fitting website, they can give you some instruction on putting your fittings. I've done that part of my fittings, and I found it really hard to me.


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September 14, 2010, 11:23:22 AMReply #33 on

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Took my tiger in for a service in July but have only noticed the other day after taking a panel off the dealer has removed my male metal fuel fittings which I put on and fitted the Triumph ones under the recall which which the 955i had.  I think they were only trying help put you would think the mechanic would of seen they were not plastic and did not need changing as the old ones were not cheap.

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I have long since ceased to be surprsed by the ineptitude of some "professional" mechanics.

There are of course some others who are superb. The trick is telling which is which.....
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September 14, 2010, 03:51:24 PMReply #35 on

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Quote from: "SHROPSHIRELAD"
Took my tiger in for a service in July but have only noticed the other day after taking a panel off the dealer has removed my male metal fuel fittings which I put on and fitted the Triumph ones under the recall which which the 955i had.  I think they were only trying help put you would think the mechanic would of seen they were not plastic and did not need changing as the old ones were not cheap.


Nice... at the very least he should have known they were not OEM and the take off's should have been returned to the owner.
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September 14, 2010, 09:55:26 PMReply #36 on

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Funny this thread came up just now. I noticed a puddle of gas this weekend, and saw that it was leaking from the plastic fitting on the left side of the panel. There was a recall done on the bike, but only one of them got changed I guess.
Anyway, I tried to unscrew the the thing out with a 19mm socket, but the dam thing snapped off!

I used an Easy Out thing and it came right off. It didn't seem like I damaged the threads.

I immediatelly came to this thread and ordered the exact same parts as EvilBetty (are you a girl or is it your bike's name, anyway?). So, thank you for this write up, again.

The pieces and bits on your pictures look the same as in my 2000 885i, so I'm hopefull everything will fit. The new fittings arrived today, via UPS Red.
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September 14, 2010, 10:11:51 PMReply #37 on

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Right like a girl could have ever figured that all out and posted a logical how to on the matter.  KIDDING!  :lol:

No... I'm just not very original and stole the name from a crappy movie I saw a few years ago...

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September 15, 2010, 01:22:41 PMReply #38 on

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Quote from: "EvilBetty"
.....  Right like a girl could have ever figured that all out and posted a logical how to on the matter.  KIDDING!  :lol:

.......


I know! that's what I thought, but I had to ask!  :D

When I tried the fittings, the 1/4 inch one was too small for eitgher hose. So I only did the top one (the one with the white plastic receptacle that you hold in your hands in your how to). I have another 3/8 coming in the mail. Thanks for the tip with the plastic bag while disassembling the fitting. Yep, the bits and pieces WILL fly into oblivion.
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October 04, 2010, 06:06:06 PMReply #39 on

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Had the recall, so the metal bits are fine, but both tank-side parts are broken off. Luckily (?) it was in the garage and not on the side of the road like LAST TIME!. After dealing with a butt-load of spilled gas in my drive way, I got the holes plugged but now my bike is effectively dead until I get new connectors.

So, I see much useful info regarding the parts I need to buy to replace the failed connectors, but I have a rather more fundamental problem that needs to be addressed first.

How the heck do I remove the broken parts that are still in the tank?

Someone mentioned an "easy-out" which was my first thought.
Any size in particular?

Any bits of advice (other than tow it to the dealer) would be greatly appreciated!
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October 04, 2010, 06:56:17 PMReply #40 on

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I have never had that particular problem but many here have, and there have been several posts on the issue.

My only warning would be, be careful.  These are tapered threads.
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October 04, 2010, 07:08:59 PMReply #41 on

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As said, do a search,there are more ways of getting them out than days in week.

October 07, 2010, 06:04:57 AMReply #42 on

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Had trouble getting mine out with an easy out, they were very brittle, ended up grinding them out with a dremel and a small wheel. I was very careful not to damage the threads which was a good thing because the thread is a British pipe thread, a tap for that size and thread was not to be found in Anchorage, would have had to order one on the net from GBR.

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