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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Gas Tank Removal question

Hey guys,

Now I've read many threads on here about gas tank removal, but there are some lingering questions I havent seen clearly answered or I saw conflicting answers:

1. The QD for the fuel fitting under the tank... is that a self sealing plug? As in - if I pull the QD off does the fuel shut at the tank side on its own?

2. And if #1 is 'no' what do you guys do for a process to remove all the fuel from the tank before pulling the QD off?

Just trying to get the process down before I pull the tank in the next couple days to do some maint. I would prefer not spilling 4Gal of gas all over the floor

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The QD for the fuel fitting under the tank... is that a self sealing plug? As in - if I pull the QD off does the fuel shut at the tank side on its own?
Yes, but you still get a few drips of fuel so the usual fire hazard precautions apply. Make sure you press firmly on the release tabs to disconnect or you may break the plastic fittings.

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what do you guys do for a process to remove all the fuel from the tank before pulling the QD off
Tank is allegedly self sealing
my process for removal first time

1. first take a photo with the digi camera - always advisable

2. label the pipes and outlets on the tank with a dymo labelmaker or somesuch - A to A, B to B etc

3. put new O ring washers in when refitting the tank

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The fuel pump is inside the tank, and depressurizes when you turn the bike off. There should only be a few drops of fuel in the line when disconnected.

I highly recommend securing the fittings before re-assembly. See my thread: https://www.triumphrat.net/sprint-for...sed-on-me.html

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3. put new O ring washers in when refitting the tank

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No harm to do this, but unnecessary unless there is an indication that the O rings have been damaged.

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Great info guys! Thanks as always!

The QD seems similar to most automotive fuel line clips, and I've done tons of fuel filter replacements on my cars. So shouldnt be that big of a deal.

The labling of the hoses and fittings is a solid plan... I've been burned on cars with that kind of mess up in the past.
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Clegg,

Not familiar with the 1050 arrangement, but on the 955's, the hose routing kinda directs where the hoses go. Except the roll-over and scupper drain hoses, and one is in front of the other, so that's a no-brainer.

Still on a 955, if your bike has the same scupper drain setup, make sure the hose nipple is clear of mung when you take the hose off. A small drill bit, finger driven, is all it takes to clean it out.

Before you d/c the fuel fittings, put a shop rag underneath to keep the escaping drops from falling on the paint.
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I'm picking up on this old thread as I'm having trouble avoiding gas leaking when I remove the tank. The fittings on the hoses are metal replacements and I think read a post by Decosse saying the metal fittings don't have shutoff valves. True?

How can I take the tank off without leakage (I'm talking continuous, not drops) and without draining the tank? By chance does it have to do with the order in which hoses are disconnected?

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I don't have gas drooling away when I disconnect the lines.
If it's pressurized it'll give a blast but other than that, no real mess.
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Hmm, so what's up with my bike? Yours has the metal fittings, right?

I found the DEcosse post with mention of valved/non-valved fittings. I actually don't know what the valving refers to, but I'm thinking it may to do with auto shutoff.

BTW, thanks for the response, Steve. I've got the tank unbolted and waiting to hear feedback before proceeding or retreating.

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