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October 25, 2017, 02:17:16 AMReply #120 on

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Hey, the 2002 I just bought still has plastic male fittings, I'm sure there are plenty that never got done.

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Well, since I'm here, I might as well put in the order to take care these now.  So two things--thep parts EB listed in the first post don't have viton o-rings as far as I can tell.  But there are identical looking items with a V in the part number that has the viton o-ring for a dollar more.  I assume these are the best way to go:

http://quickcouplings.net/osc/product_info.php?products_id=1158
http://quickcouplings.net/osc/product_info.php?products_id=1005
http://quickcouplings.net/osc/product_info.php?products_id=1006

The other question, there is some back and forth on the thread about whether it has 3/8 and 1/4 hoses, or two 3/8 hoses.  Is there any final consensus on this?  I'd rather not get the wrong one then be out of commission for a couple weeks until the right one arrives.

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From the factory the two hoses were different, feed was the 8mm or 5/16 (White),  return was 10mm or 3/8(Red)
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October 25, 2017, 05:47:21 PMReply #123 on

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Hey, the 2002 I just bought still has plastic male fittings, I'm sure there are plenty that never got done.

Oh yes, you might even get metal ones out of Triumph still for free, but the Triumph metal males dont have valves so leak a bit when you disconnect
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Oh yes, you might even get metal ones out of Triumph still for free, but the Triumph metal males dont have valves so leak a bit when you disconnect

I may do that.  The valve on the tank side is more important.  The quick connect website doesn't list any 90 degree 5/16 fittings, though they do have straight through.  3/8 is pretty close to 10mm, and 5/18 is pretty close to 8mm.  Interestingly, looking for 90 degree 5/16, I found this:

https://www.beemerboneyard.com/cpcqkdisconktm.html

I wonder where they are getting the 90 degree 5/16 because I couldn't find it on CPCs website.  I also don't know if it's compatible with the "LC" connectors on the tiger?


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So, as the beemerboneyard link suggests, there is a CPC part with the 90 degree 5/16" fitting.  I emailed them and they don't sell the part separately, but he did give me a part number:  LCD23005V

He said that they are special order and they need to order 500 to get a reasonable price.  Armed with that part number, I did find one source that claims to sell the part by itself for $25:

https://www.gothamcycles.com/metal/brass-plated-chrome-metal-gas-tank-fuel-pump-male-quick-release-disconnect-516-bmw-ktm.html

They also list an entire "triumph" kit with two males, two females, extra o-rings, hose clamps and thread sealant. The kit doesn't list the sizes of the various parts, so I have an email in to them, and I'll post what I hear back.  The "triumph" kit:

https://www.gothamcycles.com/metal/triumph-brass-plated-chrome-metal-gas-tank-fuel-pump-quick-release-bspt-disconnect-set.html

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You know that when you post three times in a row in a forum thread, you know that you're talking to your self... anyway, I heard back from Gotham, if I order their triumph kit and request a 3/8 and 5/16, they will provide it.  It's a nice $90 kit with everything I need (free shipping).  So I placed the order.

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You know that when you post three times in a row in a forum thread, you know that you're talking to your self... anyway, I heard back from Gotham, if I order their triumph kit and request a 3/8 and 5/16, they will provide it.  It's a nice $90 kit with everything I need (free shipping).  So I placed the order.

Yeah, seems a reasonable deal
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At least you'll get an agreeable answer  :icon_wink:
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So the part numbers from Quick Couplings you mentioned need to be changed a bit. This is the email I got back from Quick Couplings.

“Yes, the part numbers are the same except with the “V” at the end. The “V’ indicates viton o-rings, which are rated best for fuel. The standard fittings are with Buna-N o-rings which will swell and crack from the fuel.”

“Thank you for the order. If you are using these fittings for your motorcycle, the correct fittings you want to order are the LCD10004BSPTV, LCD23004V & LCD23006V