BMW "Quick Disconnect" fuel hose failures
On my R1200 GS, BMW used quick disconnect high pressure connectors for the fuel circuit. This can be good, except that on many models, BMW selected to use the plastic kind instead of the chrome plated ones. What can happen is that if one does fully disengage the retaining clip, a pull on the line can result in a broken connector; this is what happened to me. With this, the bike is fully disabled.
Fortunately, I was at the comfort of my home, and not on the road like some of you. So I thought I would post here, in hope that some of you may choose to be pro-active and replace the connectors before a long journey somewhere.
You may noticed the CPC logo on the side of the connector. The manufacturer information is here
Colder Products Company - Quick Couplings & Fittings for Plastic Tubing
Better than that, a fellow GS rider has put together some kits readily available for your bike. They are available here:
Fuel Pumps/Quick Disconnects
I am receiving my kit today, and will update this thread with information as necessary.