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Crossover fuel hoses with drain
on: July 18, 2021, 07:40:48 PM
A couple of years ago, I remember seeing a photo or diagram of a fuel crossover hose arrangement that included a drainpipe, that would allow you to drain off the trapped gasoline without the mess. I remember thinking that this might be a post-gen1 modification. However, when I looked today at the parts fiche, I see the same crossover network with T-joint that exists on my gen1 TEX. Do any of you recall where I might have seen this? I remember that it looked factory, not homemade.
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Re: Crossover fuel hoses with drain
Reply #2 on: July 19, 2021, 07:48:56 AM
I just made a little video taking the tank off, the drain tube with plug is very handy.


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Re: Crossover fuel hoses with drain
Reply #3 on: July 19, 2021, 05:20:24 PM
Yes! But I am not seeing that formed tube in the online parts listings.
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Re: Crossover fuel hoses with drain
Reply #5 on: July 20, 2021, 07:58:05 AM
That looks like it to me, plus 24, the bung and some of those hose clips. :467:

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Re: Crossover fuel hoses with drain
Reply #6 on: July 20, 2021, 10:15:35 AM
Good morning,

This is an interesting post! 

As an avid tinkerer and someone who does his own maintenance, could this possibly be retro fitted to a Gen1?

I have drained the tank on numerous occasions but use a small pump on a drill.  This would be so much easier! 

Also, I have looked at quick release couplings on the balance pipes, the type which close both ends to stop the flow of fuel.  However, sourcing them has proven to be quiet difficult and some don't seem to reliable (Chinese etc).   

If anyone with a Gen1 has done this then if details could be posted, I'd be well interested. 

Or - I might just have a go myself next time the bike gets a service.   

Thanks

Olly

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Re: Crossover fuel hoses with drain
Reply #7 on: July 20, 2021, 04:06:51 PM
*Originally Posted by Ollyreid [+]
Good morning,

This is an interesting post! 

As an avid tinkerer and someone who does his own maintenance, could this possibly be retro fitted to a Gen1?

I have drained the tank on numerous occasions but use a small pump on a drill.  This would be so much easier! 

Also, I have looked at quick release couplings on the balance pipes, the type which close both ends to stop the flow of fuel.  However, sourcing them has proven to be quiet difficult and some don't seem to reliable (Chinese etc).   

If anyone with a Gen1 has done this then if details could be posted, I'd be well interested. 

Or - I might just have a go myself next time the bike gets a service.   

Thanks

Olly
It was/is my intention to try this on my '13 TEX if I can get the parts.
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