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Disconnect with Fuel Filter, for Honda Valkyrie GL1500C, CD, CT, CF
 

Disconnect with Fuel Filter, for Honda Valkyrie GL1500C, CD, CT, CF

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This product allows easy removal of the fuel tank, while also giving you an inline fuel filter. This product has no one-way valve; instead it has a separate plug to cork the end when disconnected. This keeps the fuel in your fuel tank, when the disconnect is disconnected, if your petcock is leaky.

You avoid prying the hardened fuel hose loose from the petcock. Kit contains a Colder Products white acetal (like Delrin) disconnect, fastened to a loop of Shields 368 series boat fuel hose. EFI-rated Ideal hose clamps are supplied for hookup. The disconnect has a shutoff valve to keep gasoline from leaking out if your petcock is leaking. A leaky petcock is common on the Valkyrie. The leaking comes from a spring in the petcock that relaxes over time. To give you an idea of the relaxation rate, my Valkyrie could only hold 2" of fuel in the tank after 14 years. This is a reduction of around 1/2" of fuel per year. I call this "extreme planned obsolescence". Honda wants you to smell gas fumes in your garage after 4 years, and buy a new bike. You can keep up with the spring relaxation problem by rebuilding the petcock every 3-4 years.

Part description:

The fuel hose makes a 360 degree loop underneath the petcock, using steel rings as support structures. Oetiker hose clamps keep the fuel hose attached to the steel rings. The fuel filter is for a 1980's Dodge pickup (back before fuel injection). This filter is available for $5 at WalMart, O'Reilly, Advance, NAPA.

A courtesy repair o-ring, of Viton-GF, is included for the disconnect's main seal.

A Disconnect Repair Kit (a pair of Viton-GF o-rings) is available separately from Red Eye. You can buy nitrile replacement o-rings directly from places like NAPA and ACE Hardware (a visual match up to a standard size should work OK).

This hose is overkill for this gravity-feed application. Shields designed this fuel hose in accordance with SAE J1527, to meet US Coast Guard A1-15 rating. This means everything a fuel injected car or truck needs, plus 2.5 minutes of fire resistance, plus very low permeability to ethanol. The USGC enforces the A1-15 standard now because too many boats were exploding just because they sat there for a few months, all closed up. The A1-15 standard is better than SAE J30R3 hose that Honda originally put on the Valkyrie. Funny car drag racers use A1 or A1-15 boat hose, because they expect frequent engine fires. After all this hard sell, what is the real reason why Red Eye uses it? Because it has a tight bending radius.



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