Quick Release Fuel Fitting

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by doc_63, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. doc_63

    doc_63 Active Member

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    Can you disconnect the quick release fuel fitting under the tank without relieving the pressure first? I did as the service manual said but wondered if it was necessary.
     
  2. deucedog

    deucedog Active Member

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    You can, but will probably get a spray of fuel. It may be a little tougher to get the quick disconnect to disconnect as well.
     
  3. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Relieve the pressure by pulling the fuel relay and let it run dry...50 PSI of fuel pressure is dangerous...!
     
  4. doc_63

    doc_63 Active Member

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    Thats exactally what I did but wondered if it was really needed. Glad I followed my PRICELESS Service Manual.
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The fuel pressure will make it a bit difficult to release unless you pull the fuel pump fuse and crank it over then.
     
  6. scts

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    Don't forget to put the fuse back in when you're putting her back together before trying to start it... it'll save you that oh no gut feeling and embarassment in front of the wife (who I'm sure was thinking now what have you done to break the new bike) - not that I was just there last weekend :)
     
  7. doc_63

    doc_63 Active Member

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    I put it back in before I even removed the tank. I thought to myself...self...put that fuse back in right now before you forget and think you have a problem.