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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-23-2018, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel quick disconnect help

Rode most of last night got home about 0400 and had a bad fuel smell on my pants, went out today and saw a leak from the quick disconnect. Need to figure how to fix this, I'm sure it's just a O-ring. I don't have much time because I leave in the am again mad don't want to be leaking down the hwy. can anyone help me? Just point me in the right direction?
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You can change it out with the same one that goes on the oil drain plug.
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You can change it out with the same one that goes on the oil drain plug.
Are you sure that's rated for fuel?

I found a part number for a John Deere o-ring online that fits and is rated for gas. I think it was under a buck. I can't remember what forum it was on. Give me a few minutes.

You have to pick the old one out and be very careful when putting the new one in. Work fast with a mostly empty tank if possible.
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Rode most of last night got home about 0400 and had a bad fuel smell on my pants, went out today and saw a leak from the quick disconnect. Need to figure how to fix this, I'm sure it's just a O-ring. I don't have much time because I leave in the am again mad don't want to be leaking down the hwy. can anyone help me? Just point me in the right direction?
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I called the local JD dealer and they had them in stock.

Here is a link to the first discussion I found, it's the first hit on Google. It worked for me and certainly worth trying over the $80 some $$ quick connect and messing with the tank internals. Harley doesn't sell the o-ring by itself.
://www.hdforums.com/forum/ignition-tuner-ecm-fuel-injection/1185123-o-ring-size-fuel-check-valve.html
I also think it's good for ethenol.
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Thanks fellas, I think I was able to find the same discussion James, I crossed some parts with the autozone part number and am picking up a half doz in the early morning since Orielys didn't have them today. I'm hopeful it will work and I can swap em out.
I just got this Harley maybe two weeks ago didn't learn it even had a quick connect fuel like till it leaked, thanks for your time guys I appreciate you
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Thanks fellas, I think I was able to find the same discussion James, I crossed some parts with the autozone part number and am picking up a half doz in the early morning since Orielys didn't have them today. I'm hopeful it will work and I can swap em out.
I just got this Harley maybe two weeks ago didn't learn it even had a quick connect fuel like till it leaked, thanks for your time guys I appreciate you
Use some Vaseline on the o-ring, it will help keep it in the hole while you you try to seat the ring with a pick. Don't F the ring up, be careful. If it doesn't seat the first time, keep trying, it will. Took me two times. I also used a mirror to try to see what's going on. Oh, have fun with the gasoline shower down your arms you are about to have, it really sucks in your armpits. Hahaha
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Are you sure that's rated for fuel?

I found a part number for a John Deere o-ring online that fits and is rated for gas. I think it was under a buck. I can't remember what forum it was on. Give me a few minutes.

You have to pick the old one out and be very careful when putting the new one in. Work fast with a mostly empty tank if possible.
Mine are from Mcmaster Carr and yes. Been in there for about 2 years now.
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A lot of people don't know this but you need to depressurize the fuel pump when disconnecting that line. There is a lot of pressure there and if you remove the quick disconnect with that pressure behind it this is what kills the O-ring. Yes it is made of rubber and will wear out over time anyway but it will help the longevity by relieving any pressure before you disconnect.

All you need to do is to remove the dash and unplug the connector for the fuel pump. Then start the bike until it runs out of fuel, this will only be a second or two and it may not even start up all the way. Hit the start button again and let it turn over a few times and stop. Now the system is relieved of pressure and you can remove the quick disconnect without that quick spurt of fuel coming out. It may drip a little but it won't spray. This simple process will help save you from having that O-ring leak at the most inconvenient time.

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I also used a mirror to try to see what's going on. Oh, have fun with the gasoline shower down your arms you are about to have, it really sucks in your armpits. Hahaha
Put something on your workbench to lay the tank upside down on and you will save yourself from the gasoline shower and you won't have to use a mirror.
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Put something on your workbench to lay the tank upside down on and you will save yourself from the gasoline shower and you won't have to use a mirror.
You are killing it with the helpful info! I was late into the night before a poker run that I had already paid for. I bought the new quick connect just in case I couldn't get the o-ring to work. No time for smart thinking.
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