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Fuel line quick connect

I know that taking my tank on and off will be a PITA. Especially if I will have to do it trackside. I would like to put in a quick connect fuel connector. I did a quick search here and found out that the info is now old and supplies are not available that are recommended from the thread on this site. I did a eBay search. I think the Motion Pro connectors are not able to be pressurized. I see Goodridge has connectors available but are a bit expensive.
I just found these

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-R-K-Ser...53.m1438.l2649

I hope this link works.

Will this fit? Do I need a different size? Are the hose clamps a good idea or should I get them crimped on? Can I just transect my line or do I need to shorten it a bit to fit? I dont know the ID of the fuel line and I dont want to cut it in half in case I dont get the quick disconnect. Any experience will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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I was thinking of doing that as well and the link you provide seems to be the same thing I found...

https://www.jpcycles.com/product/350...nnect-coupling

Now I'm curious about the BMW fittings though.

Edit: This link is less money for two but there's absolutely no indication where they are coming from. Even their 'follow us' links only lead to the main pages. Sketchy.

https://www.rembusshop.com/bmw-r-k-s...-p-855966.html

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The dealer from the link I posted has other sized fittings. If no one can say what the ID of our fuel line is, I may have to cut it and measure. I think the BMW fittings look good enough. Very similar to the Goodridge ones, but half the cost.

So does anyone know the fuel line ID? I may have to suck it up and cut it to figure this out.
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Yes, 5/16" is the right size.
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The ebay ad states that the couplers come with "2 fuel injection rated hose clamps."

Fuel Quick Disconnect Kit

The OEM fuel line is equipped with pressure fittings.

Any thoughts on whether a standard hose clamp will safely retain the normal fuel system pressure?
What about if the fuel pressure regulator fails, which is fairly common, and the fuel pressure spikes?

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Regular hose clamps would be fine.
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I put a set on my bike 10+years ago I got at Pegasus Racing. Make sure you put the correct one on the fuel tank side. One fitting has a "check valve" type end and the other is just a pass through fitting. If you put the pass through on the tank side, when you disconnect it, the fuel will continue to pour out.
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Will be able to tell which one has the check valve? The male side or female side goes towards the tank?
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Will be able to tell which one has the check valve? The male side or female side goes towards the tank?
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One you'll be able to blow through , the other you won't.
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