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Christnic
05-02-2010, 09:40 AM
Hi guys, I'm just about to remove the carbs from my RS250 for a good clean-out. However I'm really struggling to remove these tiny hook type fuel line clips so that I can pull the carbs. Any tricks or Ideas?

Regards
C

Jordi RS250
05-02-2010, 09:53 AM
Hi Chris,

What about use one of this?:


http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=1057


Regards.

5axis
05-02-2010, 10:19 AM
Hi Chris,

What about use one of this?:


http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=1057


Regards.

:plus:
worth every penny

Micah / AF1 Racing
05-02-2010, 10:25 AM
Medium sized wire dykes. Can be used in a pinch when Otieker pliers are not handy. Hell sometimes I still use the dykes instead.

soofle616
05-02-2010, 10:26 AM
Hi Chris,

What about use one of this?:


http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=1057


Regards.

I think he was referring to the clamps holding the hoses on the carbs themselves. I find a small flat head screwdriver works best for releasing those clamps, Stick it in the "hump" of the clamp and twist to pop the clamp open. I would suggest that you do NOT reuse the clamps once removed. Either get some small worm gear clamps or use oetikers.

Ridge-AU
05-02-2010, 10:43 AM
Cut them off with some cutting pliers and replace with hose clamps.

Micah / AF1 Racing
05-02-2010, 11:22 AM
I was not talking about cutting them off, if removed with caution they can be used many times, after all it is the hose that looses tension, not the steel clamps. I just insert the tips of the dykes onto the area between the hook section and the bent back section, apply some pressure and then it pops open. Installation is the reverse of this procedure but may require a light tap to get the hooked section to fully seat onto the recessed section.

I too prefer real clamps, but the click clamps do have a place.

DanRS500
05-02-2010, 06:16 PM
Cut them off with some cutting pliers and replace with hose clamps.

:plus:

olfart
05-03-2010, 05:43 AM
I bought Oetiker clamps and two sets of pliers (one is a side cutter and clamp) because all of my bikes use them. I don't like screw type hose clamps on pressurised fuel injection systems, especially when the fuel filter is inside the tank. So I standardised with Oetikers. You can get a kit of various size clamps for about $20 in Australia and a set of Pliers for about the same. As I service all my own bikes, this is worth the investment to me.
Linz :) (olfart).

Christnic
05-03-2010, 11:39 AM
Wow, that is great feedback. So the consencius here is to use the OEM clips as long as they last then switch over to something else. Those quick disconnects look good. It did cross my mind that you race guys must have the carbs off all the time and would need to use something better than that OEM clip. I'll get stuck into popping these off as you guys have described. Many thanks guys.

Regards C.