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Fuel Line
« on: June 29, 2020, 03:27:49 pm »
During derusting tank have decided to install the Wix 3006 fuel filter and also to install new fuel line. Any suggestions on how to
remove old fuel line from carbs. Where it enters is a very restricted space so any hacks to make it easier would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Fuel Line
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 06:44:22 pm »
stick a piece of wire coat hanger, or a long thin screwdriver thru the hose, position it on the fitting, and jamb the hose into place

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Re: Fuel Line
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 08:33:58 pm »
I use longggg needle nose pliers to remove. If I remember correctly the inlet tube on the carbs is plastic so I would not use a razor in the needle nose plier to slit the tubing to help remove. MOB has the good idea on install.
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Re: Fuel Line
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 09:01:26 pm »
Also I spray some WD 40 on the plastic nipple. Makes it slip on easier.

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Re: Fuel Line
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 09:54:33 pm »
makes them slip off, just as easy also... doh.

go to the Kaw store, and get clamps for the fuel line... 92037-1075... a couple bucks, OEM, and never changed over 50 years of bikes... slip them on the hose, jamb them in place.. and ride.
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Re: Fuel Line
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2020, 01:58:53 am »
i use small zip ties pretty regular to hold on gravity feed fuel lines, never an issue. (just an option). I wouldn't use wd either.
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Re: Fuel Line
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2020, 07:55:05 pm »
i use small zip ties pretty regular to hold on gravity feed fuel lines, never an issue. (just an option). I wouldn't use wd either.

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I have a specific "zip tie" installer tool, it clamps on the tie end, and wratchets it tight as can be, and snips the end.. priceless tool I acquired working in the electronics industry I was engineering for over many years.. and man, it will "zip" and tighten a tie amazingly tight..

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Re: Fuel Line
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2020, 08:20:51 pm »
those are great. the ratcheting one with the trigger?  :great:
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Re: Fuel Line
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2020, 10:41:52 pm »
Thanks all good ideas
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Re: Fuel Line
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2020, 10:48:16 pm »
I believe your original question was removing the fuel line from the carbs . I can usually work a long screwdriver in there and pry it off the fitting . I put mine on while the carbs are out and position the clamp where I can get to it if needed .
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Re: Fuel Line
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2020, 05:40:56 pm »
Ya. I decided against doing that at present as carbs have recently been cleaned.  As of now I am having an electrical issue that I have finally traced to a red/white wire coming off bottom of Jbox. the inline connector has corroded and will need to be replaced. So I see this as a blessing of avoiding Murphys law. Better to find issue in garage vice on the road.
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Re: Fuel Line
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2020, 08:05:32 pm »
This tool   https://www.motionpro.com/product/08-0646  from Motion Pro might be exactly what you need.  I use it all the time to remove rubber coolant and fuel hoses on the bikes and cars .
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Re: Fuel Line
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2020, 08:07:40 pm »
those are great. the ratcheting one with the trigger?  :great:

YEP... The big $$ model, from Panduit... commercial grade.. we would replace them all in our shop every 3 or 4 years, and they would toss the older ones.. I grabbed one up outta the garbage bin.... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :great:

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Re: Fuel Line
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2020, 09:28:15 am »
those are great. the ratcheting one with the trigger?  :great:

YEP... The big $$ model, from Panduit... commercial grade.. we would replace them all in our shop every 3 or 4 years, and they would toss the older ones.. I grabbed one up outta the garbage bin.... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :great:
Yeah they used those in the induction and shaded pole finishing departments when I worked there back in the day.  Is that something that can be bought from McMaster?
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