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    gas leak

    Hi All,

    I haven't read much about this but my mechanic says it's pretty common. I have an 03 RT and I noticed my gas mileage started to go down. A week later I noticed that the bike always smelled like gas and several days after that I saw a small puddle of gas under the right side of the bike almost under the front foot peg. I took it over to the shop and when I got half way through the story he said "and there was a small puddle of gas under the right side of the bike." Apparently the quick disconnects for the gas tank are made of plastic and over time they crack. He popped the body work off the right side and had the whole thing done in shorter time than it would have taken me just to take off the plastic. I was surprised to see the disconnect leaking fuel with a visible crack. He replaced the two onnections with metal ones and says more recent bikes come with metal connectors from the factory. Just curious, anyone else had this?

    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWADEDTX View Post
    Hi All,

    I haven't read much about this but my mechanic says it's pretty common. I have an 03 RT and I noticed my gas mileage started to go down. A week later I noticed that the bike always smelled like gas and several days after that I saw a small puddle of gas under the right side of the bike almost under the front foot peg. I took it over to the shop and when I got half way through the story he said "and there was a small puddle of gas under the right side of the bike." Apparently the quick disconnects for the gas tank are made of plastic and over time they crack. He popped the body work off the right side and had the whole thing done in shorter time than it would have taken me just to take off the plastic. I was surprised to see the disconnect leaking fuel with a visible crack. He replaced the two onnections with metal ones and says more recent bikes come with metal connectors from the factory. Just curious, anyone else had this?

    Jon
    First off, welcome to the forum!
    I think almost everyone with the plastic disconnects will tell you that they have cracked, broken or otherwise caused issues. Most folks here recommend if your bike still has them to exchange them for good quality metal ones to prevent failure. Leaking gas on a hot bike is dangerous.
    The replacement of choice around here seems to be these: http://www.beemerboneyard.com/cpcqkdiscon.html

    I used these on my R1100RT: http://tinyurl.com/4hy7x8f

    There are a lot of threads here on this subject like this one: http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=52141
    MJM - BeeCeeBeemers Motorcycle Club Vancouver B.C.
    '81 R80G/S, '82 R100RS, '00 R1100RT

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    Yep, replaced the ones on my 04 RT.

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    Common problem, be sure to look at the hard lines as well.

    '02 R1150RT

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    Thanks for the replies.

    George at Beemers Uber Alles in Bristow, VA put on metal fittings. So far it's great and it's nice to walk into my garage and not get light headed. I was surprised but I'm not upset about it. 30K on the bike and this is the first problem. I am pleased.

    Jon

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