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Author Topic: potential fire hazzard with the fuel line  (Read 1618 times)

Ducati Scotty

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Re: potential fire hazzard with the fuel line
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2013, 09:10:19 PM »
No, don't lube the fittings.  First off, your new hose will likely last much longer.  Second, if it sticks just do what you did: cut it off carefully.

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Re: potential fire hazzard with the fuel line
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2013, 01:15:57 PM »
No, don't lube the fittings.  First off, your new hose will likely last much longer.  Second, if it sticks just do what you did: cut it off carefully.

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Re: potential fire hazzard with the fuel line
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2013, 02:24:19 PM »
Roger - thanks guys...

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Re: potential fire hazzard with the fuel line
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2013, 10:47:31 PM »
I usually use a bit of spit to get recalcitrant hoses on. Be careful not to bend the fuel outlet on the pump. That bit of plastic is expensive. makes sure you have 5/16" hose. 1/4" doesn't work very easily. Did you shorten it?
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Re: potential fire hazzard with the fuel line
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2013, 10:58:04 PM »
a short burst of brake cleaner in the hose end will make it slide right on the nipple. wont hurt fuel rated hoses.
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Re: potential fire hazzard with the fuel line
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2013, 11:02:23 PM »
I usually use a bit of spit to get recalcitrant hoses on. Be careful not to bend the fuel outlet on the pump. That bit of plastic is expensive. makes sure you have 5/16" hose. 1/4" doesn't work very easily. Did you shorten it?
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I did nothing to the hose except split it "lengthwise" to remove it from the fuel pump outlet without breaking anything.  It has been suggested to shorten the hose to better clear the battery box, which I may do, but I imagine that too short might strain the plastic fuel pump fitting?

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Re: potential fire hazzard with the fuel line
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2013, 11:15:57 PM »
You just need it short enough not to dangle over exposed metal edges and the like.

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Re: potential fire hazzard with the fuel line
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2013, 11:33:14 PM »
I shortened mine 1-1/2" vs the stock one. It didn't break anything and the whole system worked fine.
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Re: potential fire hazzard with the fuel line
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2013, 01:18:39 AM »
I shortened mine 1-1/2" vs the stock one. It didn't break anything and the whole system worked fine.
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Mr. Singh's video says length is 7 inches.
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Re: potential fire hazzard with the fuel line
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2013, 09:52:25 AM »
The fuel line that I ended up with is the same size as stock, but it seems to have come from the inside of a spool - it's quite curved, and isn't really round in cross-section.  It's more of an oval shape.  I know this is high pressure, but we're not talking about a lot of volume - is it ok as long as I don't kink the hose?

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Re: potential fire hazzard with the fuel line
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2013, 02:21:18 PM »
yes.
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Re: potential fire hazzard with the fuel line
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2013, 04:01:33 PM »
Thanks Gremlin!  Actually, I was messing with it a bit this morning, and discovered that if I bend it 90 degrees off the curve it's currently favoring, so the flattened hose isn't pinched even flatter, it appears to return to its normal round cross sectional shape at the bend.  Now to get a proper clamp that doesn't chew into it the way the stock one did...

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Re: potential fire hazzard with the fuel line
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2013, 05:28:54 PM »
If you read your handbook,  the fuel line is supposed to be replaced every 7500 miles! Obviously, we don't do that! Maybe they know how long it will last rubbing the cover
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Re: potential fire hazzard with the fuel line
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2013, 05:44:59 PM »
Even if it is kinked a bit, as long as it flows for now it should round out pretty quickly with fuel pressure and warm outside temperatures.  Though rotating it 90 degrees to open it up was a really good trick, I'll need to remember that one.

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