Thanks for the compliments Gents!That looks really neat. Can't see the 'Y' fitting for the return pipe - have you positioned that inbetween tank outlet and the Pingle tap?
Interesting. I work in an industry that uses thousands of Festo fittings daily. I know they are chemical resistant, but they are known for being pneumatic fittings (and clean-room certified). I didn't know they were also doing fuel line fittings. Are you sure that it is rated for gasoline?I ended up getting one of those SS versions of the Y fitting posted earlier so I though I would add some more details to this thread. You can see the three options I was working with here. I will probably use the SS one when I rebuild the final version of my fuel line.
I purchased some higher quality 7mm fuel line that is a much better product that actually gives me some other choices. Here is the good fuel line I found.
With this hose I could actually use the blue Festo fitting too. It has a more snug fit over the barb which I think would allow it to seal but it is not a tight fit. The ebay 7mm hose I bought is not made to as high of a standard and wouldn't seal on that smaller barb so I started looking for other options. The SS one seems to be the best compromise and I won't have to worry about tugging and pulling on my fuel line like I do with my aging OEM plastic Y.
This higher quality fuel line stretches nicely over the 5/16's barb. I bought the fitting direct from United States Plastic Corp.
Stainless Steel Barbed Y | U.S. Plastic Corp.
They are machined brass so I figure they are good. I got it off of a website as a fuel system component for jet engines for those spendy remote control jets!Interesting. I work in an industry that uses thousands of Festo fittings daily. I know they are chemical resistant, but they are known for being pneumatic fittings (and clean-room certified). I didn't know they were also doing fuel line fittings. Are you sure that it is rated for gasoline?
Are you sure I am your man? I mean, I have 6 pages going here dedicated to a length of rubber hose! :wink2:I like the job you did on those fuel lines Kevin.
In fact you did such a nice job that my stainless Y and inline fuel shutoff that Buffalo suggested are all set to ship out so you can take care of my fuel lines too. :laugh:
I was just razzing you a bit about shipping my parts out Kevin,but yeah I'm absolutely sure.Are you sure I am your man?
I agree; and being good enough to document it all for others to learn from and share along the way!I was just razzing you a bit about shipping my parts out Kevin,but yeah I'm absolutely sure.
You bought your bike from Bob knowing full well that these old 900"s often required special care and attention.
During your rebuild it was plain to see that you've been thoughtful,inquisitive,patient,careful,and paid attention to detail.
Most importantly though,you knew when to say "I don't know".
A smart man will look at something that he doesn't know and immediately admit that he doesn't know.
A stupid man will look at something that he doesn't know,take it apart and f*ck with it for an hour and break it,and then admit that he doesn't know.
Obviously I'll be assembling my fuel lines myself but if I ever needed that done I'd have no problems letting you take care of that for me. As I said,I liked the job you did.