The quick release fittings are an awesome idea! My fuel lines both run right behind the frame, and I have plenty of hose to work with. Being able to disconnect them without pulling them from the tank would be amazing! Can you let me know which specific fittings you used? Can they be put inline?metal cpc quick release fittings
BTW, I screwed up and ordered the 1/4" QD, which was the same as my Aprilia unless McMaster Carr has changed part w/ part number which I doubt.. I did the fuel lines on both bikes years ago at the same time, but when I tried installing the metal replacements were noticeably smaller than the ones on the 815 I removed. 851 takes an 8mm (5/16"), not 1/4".There are two types of plastic QD: leaking and going-to-be-leaking.
Years ago I had a Mille where a hairline crack formed in the fitting and it would wet with gas. By the time I got everything off it had evaporated, took a little head scratching for that.
I had used plastic QD (w/shutoffs) on my 851 for many years. Just last week I ordered nickel-plated brass QD for it with shutoffs because a hairline crack had formed at it was wetting with gas.
Referred back to my old thread on speed zilla for the part numbers.
Too me fork oil is like motor oil. you need to change it as maintenance item. new seals and fluid ride it this summer and see what needs to replaced. basic items now can prevent major issues down the road. something for you to think about. +1 You won't get a good opinion on your current fork...www.speedzilla.com
What I have done with the 851 is use two colors of zip ties on the lines (also have extra length as advised) to keep the two circuits straight. I used external 1/4 fuel line for year with no issues, the clear PE lines turn rock hard in time.
Gates makes the internal tank lines in 12 inch lengths. They are expensive but you only need to change them every decade or so.