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Old 03-23-2011, 12:47 PM   #161
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It's not necessary. All it is is a slide cover that prevents accidentaly pressing of the release tabs and both of those release tabs require a good amount of effort to release. I wouldn't worry about it personally.
Well I don't plan on letting it stop me from riding ;) .. BUT I'm more than a little OCD, so if I can find one I'll sleep better at night ...

ALSO ... I'll cover someones postage

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Old 03-24-2011, 06:55 AM   #162
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It's not necessary. All it is is a slide cover that prevents accidentaly pressing of the release tabs and both of those release tabs require a good amount of effort to release. I wouldn't worry about it personally.
Agreed, mine is broken don't really need it.
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:00 PM   #163
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My plan is to do this mod over the weekend. Is there any trick to lifting the tank and disconnecting the line with a full tank of gas?
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:05 PM   #164
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Your fuel tank won't drain any gas when you disconnect the hose. The only gas that will spill will be from any left over in the hose, so you may at least want a paper towel handy.
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:06 PM   #165
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perfect, thank you
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:09 PM   #166
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My plan is to do this mod over the weekend. Is there any trick to lifting the tank and disconnecting the line with a full tank of gas?
Just disconnect it. A little bit of gas will dribble out, but if the fuel pump isn't running it won't leak until empty, even on a full tank.

That said, this is NOT the case if you recently ran the bike (had the fuel pump primed/running). In this situation the residual pressure will eject the hose off the fitting and you'll get a nice spritz of gasoline. Want to ask me how I know?

Meaning, just have a rag around the connector if you disconnect the fuel line within a few minutes of having run the bike or had the pump primed (bike in the on position)
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:44 PM   #167
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Just disconnect it. A little bit of gas will dribble out, but if the fuel pump isn't running it won't leak until empty, even on a full tank.

That said, this is NOT the case if you recently ran the bike (had the fuel pump primed/running). In this situation the residual pressure will eject the hose off the fitting and you'll get a nice spritz of gasoline. Want to ask me how I know?

Meaning, just have a rag around the connector if you disconnect the fuel line within a few minutes of having run the bike or had the pump primed (bike in the on position)
Thanks! I plan to do this next weekend. I bought lengths of both 1/4" and 5/16" and fasteners. The only worry I have before I start if how much wiring I have to move out of the way to get the fuel-rail connector off and on...is this tricky at all?

By the way, to put the connectors back on, do you squeeze them or not?

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Old 03-28-2011, 04:57 PM   #168
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Thanks! I plan to do this next weekend. I bought lengths of both 1/4" and 5/16" and fasteners. The only worry I have before I start if how much wiring I have to move out of the way to get the fuel-rail connector off and on...is this tricky at all?

By the way, to put the connectors back on, do you squeeze them or not?

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As I recall, you squeeze to get them back on as well. Though, I think the locking barb on the fitting has a ramp coming in the 'putting on' direction so you may not have to. You'll know when it's in, tug on it when you're done to be sure.

You don't need to disconnect anything electrical, unless you need the working room. IIRC there are 3x electrical plugs on the bottom of the tank, they all come off way easy.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:54 PM   #169
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You don't need to disconnect anything electrical, unless you need the working room. IIRC there are 3x electrical plugs on the bottom of the tank, they all come off way easy.
Thanks, but I don't quite understand this last part. I usually just put an 18" sawed off broomstick between the tank and the top of the handlebars, to swing it up and keep it out of the way...so I'm just thinking about removing the fuel line from the tank.

But, I was mostly worried if my FCE or other items have to be disconnected to get at the OTHER END of the fuel line. I'd rather not dislodge a perfectly engaging electrical contact, if I don't have to.

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you can do it with out disconnecting, just there is less room. No need to fiddle with the FCE though.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:34 PM   #171
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In the process of doing this mod my tank side connector is missing it's orange "lock" ... anyone have an extra ???



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so i tried messing with mine last week and was worried i would break the connector so i just said the heck with it for the time being. that grey box is what you have to squeeze to remove the connector??
im pretty sure that mine is kinked from how everyone is stating their bike runs before the mod.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:39 PM   #172
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you can do it with out disconnecting, just there is less room. No need to fiddle with the FCE though.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:52 PM   #173
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Thanks, but I don't quite understand this last part. I usually just put an 18" sawed off broomstick between the tank and the top of the handlebars, to swing it up and keep it out of the way...so I'm just thinking about removing the fuel line from the tank.

But, I was mostly worried if my FCE or other items have to be disconnected to get at the OTHER END of the fuel line. I'd rather not dislodge a perfectly engaging electrical contact, if I don't have to.

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Oh no, the Fuel rail end of the line is pretty much as out in the open as anything could be in that rats nest of cable/hoses.
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so i tried messing with mine last week and was worried i would break the connector so i just said the heck with it for the time being. that grey box is what you have to squeeze to remove the connector??
im pretty sure that mine is kinked from how everyone is stating their bike runs before the mod.
Two "Grey Boxes." You slide the cover back and then pinch the two releases on either side together. If you look at the line after you get it off you'll understand why.
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:02 PM   #175
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Thanks for the help earlier. I did the mod, that 1/4 tube is a very tight fit. My line wasn't kinked , pinched or anything. (From what I could tell). Hopefully it helps the slight buzz around 5,000 rpms.
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Thanks for the help earlier. I did the mod, that 1/4 tube is a very tight fit. My line wasn't kinked , pinched or anything. (From what I could tell). Hopefully it helps the slight buzz around 5,000 rpms.
There're several threads about the "buzz; a mechanical vibration associated with pieces of plastic above the speedometer...cured several ways (mechanically).

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I was a loser in the "is your fuel line kinked" raffle

Have the tank off to do the PCIII/flies/AIS/airbox mods and sure enough the fuel line was classic kinked. I can't say if its been this way since I got it but surely thanks are in order to Blind Spot and all the attention paid to the issue.

I went for 5/16th line - didn't want to fight the 1/4" line onto the barbs.
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Careful, your first time out you're likely to loop the bike now with an unkink and the mods.
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Careful, your first time out you're likely to loop the bike now with an unkink and the mods.
I've been thinking about that a bit as well. A little caution the first lap is certainly in order - if it doesn't startle me the first few yanks of the throttle I'm gonna be disappointed

Related question: I've got the fuel line back in but can't recall if the black fitting was all the way flush against the manifold or not. Right now I've got about 1/2" of the feed pipe showing. The fitting appears to be on securely but it doesn't look quite right. Should I keep working it or am I OK where it is?

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I've been thinking about that a bit as well. A little caution the first lap is certainly in order - if it doesn't startle me the first few yanks of the throttle I'm gonna be disappointed

Related question: I've got the fuel line back in but can't recall if the black fitting was all the way flush against the manifold or not. Right now I've got about 1/2" of the feed pipe showing. The fitting appears to be on securely but it doesn't look quite right. Should I keep working it or am I OK where it is?

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I don't remember, but it should snap/click since the barbs on the fitting push out the lock tabs and then snick into place.

If the hose ejects when pressurized it wasn't on right.
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