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post #11 of 17 Old 06-13-2008, 06:23 PM
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Take that piece to napa, see if they can match it up.
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post #12 of 17 Old 08-10-2019, 09:22 PM
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ok... I fixed it.



The clip should be installed in the end of the fuel line in the correct position, then you push the fuel line onto the fitting until it 'clicks' into place. If an idiot like me can figure out how it's supposed to work, you would think that a trained mechanic could.
I DID NOT KNOW THIS!

To resurrect an ancient thread:

I apparently made the same error in connecting this item after doing my valves 1,000 miles ago. This afternoon, the line let loose at about 70 MPH on a rural two-lane highway. The engine died, of course, and I caught a nice solid spray of fuel onto my right leg while I searched quickly for a place to pull off. Fortunately there was a crossroad pretty much right when I needed one. It could have been WAY more inconvenient! (For that matter, I could have been on fire...).

Interesting: Almost as soon as the engine died, so did the spray of fuel -- which was convenient, because it took me about 8 seconds or so to get the bike out of traffic and to a safe stop. The fuel spray lasted only about two seconds. The computer 'knew' to shut down the pump.

Moral of the story: If this component isn't giving you full confidence upon connection, do not operate the bike!

(I'm still wondering how my right leg caught the spray, since the fuel pump outlet tube aims to the left...)

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(The fuel hose all the way to the injectors was full of pressurised fuel, the steel pipe from the pump would hold a lot less fuel, so your right leg got the hose fuel not the pipe fuel)

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I had the same problem. I have a zip tie around mine that connects around the fuel pull so it can't pull off.

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when I recently did the external fuel filter modification on my Vee, I replaced those clips on both ends of the fuel line (I also put in new fuel line, high pressure EFI rated with an EFI rated in-line filter). Anyhow, as I was researching this forum for info prior to doing the mod, there was a post about those clips being at https://www.amazon.com/Dorman-800-08.../dp/B000E3487E. I went to my local NAPA and asked for the clips. They carry 2-packs of the exact clip. In store, off the shelf. But being a plastic-type of material, I am not sure how GRS1959 "gently bent it back to its original shape".
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post #16 of 17 Old 08-11-2019, 09:40 AM
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Yep, an automotive store may have a DORMAN clip that may work. Fleabay for a used fuel line complete is what I'd do.

Usually 8mm or 5/16" I have seen.

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And make sure you get good quality External FI hose and use proper FI hose clamps.

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