Gas Tank quick connect - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Feedback to Suzuki Only post information that you feel Suzuki would benefit from knowing. Not a "conversation" section

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 Old 05-09-2007, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
Tollster's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NEPA
Posts: 1,852
Exclamation Gas Tank quick connect

I have had my tank off 4 times at the most for normal maintence. Since the last removal my quick disconnect closest to the tank has come undone, creating a potentional volatile situation. Once the gas literaly pour from the tank. But the bike was cold, 2 other times the machine was hot and gas leaked onto the rear exhaust manifold. It was hot enough to cause the fuel to vaporize. After performing a thorough visual inspection of the fitting I could see no cracking, or visable damage, nor interferance issues with it. (I am a US nuclear Power Plant inspector, certified to ASME, and ANSI standards, so this visual inspection is well within my field of expertise)
I have ordered a new line at the cost of 33.00 dollars as I could not just get the quick connect. I do feel if this is an isolated case it should not be addressed by the factory, however if it prominent issue, a recall or a change of design should be addressed.

"Pain is weakness leaving the body"
"Nothings possible until its done!"
"If ya can't afford the fine, take the lead!"
Tollster is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome