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Discussion in 'Griso-Bella Chat & Tech' started by profwacko, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. profwacko

    profwacko Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I have tried and tried, but I cannot seem to get the fuel tank quick disconnect (an oxymoron if there ever was one) on my Griso 1100 to come loose.

    I know that I have had it apart before, but I just can't seem to remember the secret handshake required to make it happen.

    Can anyone out there in Griso-land lend a little expertise?

    ADVthanksANCE

    -Jack
     
  2. draidt

    draidt GT Reference GT Contributor

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    Support the back of the red elbow with one hand then push the line with the gray connector using your palm and the last three fingers of your hand line toward the elbow, squeeze the gray connector with two remaining fingers (thumb and forefinger), pull off. It is exactly like disconnecting an air pressure connector.
     
  3. Belfastguzzi

    Belfastguzzi Tuned and Synch'ed

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    It's a hateful, hateful thing.

    Depressurising the fuel line first, has been recommended. I guess that means disconnecting the ignition leads at whichever end is easiest and hitting the start button.
     
  4. profwacko

    profwacko Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    >>air pressure connector
    I totally agree in principle, but the movement on the parts on the fuel connector is so slight, it is difficult to detect when it has actually let go.

    I futzed and futzed and cursed and futzed some more, only to notice that I had gotten gasoline on my fingers.

    Right after that, it just slid off, and I don't know why.

    Anyway, thanks for the replies.

    -Jack
     
  5. rguzz

    rguzz Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Yeah its difficult, even with correct technique. The fuel pipes are too stiff, easily creased, and too short when lifting tank up. So what you do is rip it all off (except red elbow), replace with a flexible fuel hose of any suitable length, and held by 2 small stainless steel jubilee type clips to red elbow. Now I can lift tank higher, chock it on frame with little bits of wood, and disconnect at leisure.
    I use the very same s.s.clips to replace the shitty hose clamps elsewhere on bike.
    Also I replaced the 2 weak breather hoses at bottom of G8V with something more substantial, and hey presto, no pressurisation. It works for me, hope it does for you.
     
  6. GuzziHero

    GuzziHero Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    My annoyance is those bloody breather things on the back!

    What it took to do a simple task - checking the immobiliser aerial routing

    Tank off - 35 mins (because of farting with the fuel pipe)
    Placing tank back on - 20 mins
    Replacing the two breathers - 1h 30mins and half my remaining braincells.
     
  7. pete roper

    pete roper GT Godfather!

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    Make sure you use EFI fuel hose! Using 'Any Old' hose will result in it splitting down the track.

    Pete
     
  8. double.d

    double.d Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Yes it is a good idea to change the fuel lines.

    I don't bother with the connector anymore, I just unscrew the injectors and take the whole lot off connected to the tank.
     
  9. Spaceclam

    Spaceclam Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    IF you look closely at the elbow, you will find there are four little barbs that hold onto the fuel line. These barbs can be accessed through the relief cut in the front the elbow, where the line goes in.

    Go get four toothpicks and wedge them underneath the barbs, to hold them open.

    Fuel line slips right out.
     
  10. Belfastguzzi

    Belfastguzzi Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Yeh, I did all of that too.

    The fuel lines were not only creased, but were splitting. I've posted the pics on here before.
    Damage was all thanks to the service agent.

    Oh yeah: and the red fuel pump elbow broke too. Junkus horibilus.
     

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