Main Motorcycle: 2017 Bonneville T120
Join Date: Jul 2012
I’ve moved the tank out of the way many times and tried to seat 2 different valves on the fuel rail nipple. Neither will move past the flange on the nipple. They just will not move any effing farther. The valve sits flush right on top of the flange. I’ve gotten it to cover the flange but it needs to drop down another quarter or so inch before the flange goes under the locking mechanism (collar) in the valve. There are 2 parts to the lock, one at 12 o’clock inside the valve (picture below) and the other at 6, which you can’t see. Both grey locks are part of the collar, on which the tabs are at 3 and 9. When you push on the tabs, the collar deforms, moving the locks back from under the flange, allowing you to pull the valve off. You don’t need any freaking tool to push the tabs in enough to move the locks out of the way. I can’t tell what is preventing the valve from moving further down on the nipple. I don’t think the nipple is too long, but the inside diameter of the valve could be too small. You can’t push the bracket over the tabs with the valve on top of the flange, which blocks it. Both of my valves are exactly the same.
Last edited by Dougl1000; 03-26-2019 at 12:26 AM.