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    Quote Originally Posted by soofle616 View Post
    Those oetikers look properly cinched so you should be just fine.
    Thank YOu -- I was a bit concerned abt that, since this is my first go with the Oetikers.
    They're as tight as I could get 'em without risking OVERtightening them....i used a LARGE set of snippers (not Knipex) so, that was a bit of a concern also.

    Quote Originally Posted by pdxmille View Post
    Yeah Nate, they look fine, I myself might have made them a little tighter, but then again, I dont use those clamps...and thats exactly how much sealant squeezed out from around my fuel pump baseplate when i tightened her up....lookin good brother!
    They couldn't go tighter (that's what SHE said!) -- they were just big enuff to get 'em over the hose itself!

    Looking forward to getting the tank back on and buttoned-up...lots of work still to do, inCLUDING my new Brass Quick-release fuel connect.

    thks for all the help and posts boys!

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    Update....bikes still running great and absolutely no fuel leaks....
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    I tried a few different types of clamps and they failed. Some took several months before failing. The ear clamps have held since I first wrote the article. The problem for me was finding decent clamps that small that wouldn't put a funny bind on the hose. The ear clamps were noticeably better than the other styles I tried. Seem to put an even squeeze on it.

    Good luck guys.

    http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/s...9&postcount=30

    Oh, and the filter I was using doesn't seem to be causing any problems. So far so good.


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    You can get those "ear clamps" for $1 -$3 each. I just did a Google search for ear clamps and Amazon lists them individually for that price (you just have to convert the mm to inch).

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...lamp&x=14&y=21




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    Exclamation Doin' Good!

    Knock on wood:

    250miles +, no runs - no drips - no errors!

    Thanks Johnny Bench, Krylon, and PDXMille.

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    Sidebar:
    For those that have "upgraded" your LP fuel return hose quick connectors with the OMEGA units, be advised....

    A week ago, I disconnected the coupler, and when i tried to re-insert the coupler, I was unable to do so - as the O-Ring had swollen, and would not re-insert into the female end.

    I conferred with KZMIlle, and decided that the BUNA o-rings are not cutting the mustard with the Fuel in the system -- SO, I'm changing-out the supplied BUNA o-rings with VITON o-rings.

    hopefully - these will work better, and not swell.

    just fyi.

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    What size clamps?

    Assuming I decide to try the oetiker clamps for the fuel filter---whast size clamps would I need?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ediehl View Post
    Assuming I decide to try the oetiker clamps for the fuel filter---whast size clamps would I need?
    Bring the hose with you to the hardware store. Find the smallest clamp that fits over the hose WITHOUT compressing it. Buy those.

    Be aware that while it is not difficult to properly clamp an oetiker, it is also not difficult to do it wrong. Too loose and you will have leaks, too tight and you risk crushing the ends of whatever your clamping on. Not a big deal if the part is metal, VERY big deal if it's plastic. If you have a good "mechanics feel" for tightening bolts you should be fine as the same feel will tell you when the clamp is tight enough but not crushing anything.
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    exactly the same fuel filter but cheaper than Aprilia

    Ducati equivalent, part #: 1x 42540101A Filter and 2x 74140931A hose clamp


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    Thank you. Despite the rabble rousing, this thread has me going to napa to get that filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willpower101 View Post
    Thank you. Despite the rabble rousing, this thread has me going to napa to get that filter.
    ...And when I opened it up someone already did this mod! Worm gears and all. Just replaced it with a 4 dollar napa 3032 and she's running like a champ!

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    Bosch filter original for a Fiat UNO/PUNTO I.E. car, (thanks to Giansarcarnio for the tip...
    it's about 1 cm longer, and a bit bigger in diameter so this baby will outlast the 25k km service of the oem one,

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    Here's the filter I sourced from an online BMW supplier. It was about $22bucks.
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    I also did the mod. Mann MWK 44 filter, Gates 4219-05184 hose, Oetiker 15.5 RER (12,8-14,8) clamps. I let a specialist shop select the hose clamp and do the crimping for me.

    Soon one hose jumped right off…

    After some 50 kms; stop. Ear to the tank,turn key, listen. The pump ran “easily”, with a slightly higher tone (rpms) than normally, no other “side” noises. No bubbling of the gas back into the tank. A clear case of a hose jumping off… When I took the pump out, the hose (Gates 4219-05184) felt more soft and slimy than what it was when not yet immersed. The used 15.5 mm oetiker clamp was not tight enough anymore (and maybe also not enough crimped originally). The surface and the softness of the hose seem to change when it has been immersed in gas ca. one month.

    I should have had the hose clamp given here before = 15400034/14.5RER/11,8-13,8mm. For the repair I had only a selection of “no name” stepless ear clamps without insert available and used the size 11,5-14,0 mm and pressed it to the block closure. The hose (now softer) bulges out of the hose clamp more. Still the hose can be turned by hand (left clamp = oetiker, right clamp = no name).

    Oetiker 1-ear stainless steel clamp PG 154 with an insert (ideal for applications involving soft rubbers and plastics). The nominal diameter of the clamp should always be chosen so that when installed with the correct clamping force, the ears are almost closed. The ears should be closed with the recommended uniform force. Important: single tool stroke closure only, do not apply secondary crimping force. To determine the correct clamp diameter, push the hose onto the attaching material, (e.g.the nipple), and then measure the outer diameter of the hose. The value of the outer diameter must be slightly above the average value of the diameter range of the clamp to be selected. The clamp is only sufficiently closed (minimal diameter reduction) if the original ear width is reduced by at least 40% and the correct closing force was applied during assembly. Block closure means that during the applied closing force, both ear shanks of one ear clamp touch each other, a block closure should be avoided.

    15400034/14.5RER/11,8-13,8
    15400035/15.0RER/12,3-14,3
    15400036/15.5RER/12,8-14,8
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    This the shop on eBay Deutschland where I buy my Oetiker ear clamps with inner ring:

    http://www.ebay.de/usr/ms-line?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

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