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  1. 2valve

    2valve Active Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    Hi to all :D.Have been day dreaming about my SRX 250 :Drool: , and thought i'd better look into buying some new fuel line pretty soon.By the hoses on the fuel tap it needs a few different sizes.Really like to buy clear fuel line if all possible as so i can keep an eye on fuel flow , i'll also be fitting good quality in line fuel filters even though i have a filter inside the tank (micron specs unknown) just to catch everything i can before it gets to the carby. Looking for fuel line that will stay soft and flexible for future maintenance for removal of the fuel tank.So what are you using and where did you get it from ?.
     
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    Get some Tygon hose, come's in clear and clear yellow, 1mm up to 13mm i/d I from memory
    Can be used for brake reservoir's too
    Some mower shop's sell it otherwise ebay
     
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    Cool , thanks for the info.It's been a very long time since iv'e bought non O.E spec fuel line.Have heard of the Tygon hose but wasn't sure if there other high quality stuff out there, so thought i should ask here just in case.Thank you
     
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    Looks the goods but I can only find small diameter stuff... with a quick search anyway

    TUBING SIZE I.D. O.D.
    Medium 3/32" (2.3 mm) 7/32" (5.56 mm)
    Large 1/8" (3 mm) 1/4" (6.35 mm)
    X-Large 5/32" (4 mm) 9/32" (7.14 mm)


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    My local mower shop (rural town) carries it up to 10mm ID.
    I've changed to it on all my racebike builds as the black hose I was using was rotting in storage between meetings.
     
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    Yea be nice to use something that doesnt go hard or crack over not a long time
     
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    That's the plan to find the good fuel hose if all possible , much easier when the bike gets serviced.What i really mean is when the frame needs to be waxed again the tank will be easier be to moved around.Yep i know i'm a neat freak but i do like to look after my gear.Thanks to all that has chimed in for the guidance.
     
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    Here's some that's suit our FZR's
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1-Meter...355306?hash=item3d4b4d31ea:g:RygAAOSwv0tVS3U8

    The other fuel line i use on my race pit bike's is PU air/fuel/oil line, stay's pretty flexible for a few year's
    You can heat up the end to fit it to larger filter's etc, it doesn't need clamp's either well at least on my bike's
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PU-Air-...351672&hash=item4d371b51e3:g:wcIAAOSwLmZZuuyv

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Air-Com...683257&hash=item463f17ff8f:g:tikAAOSw2AFZupty

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Engine-...900633&hash=item4d3897c030:g:ayQAAOSwa9NZ0Dpk
     
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    Thanks guys , this is of great help when time comes to order and so much easier off ebay (usually).Just have to work out what size's are required.This forum is always so helpful :thumb_ups: even a silly question over what fuel hose to purchase.
     
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    As with alot of things there seems to be 'genuine' Tygon line and junk

    Seems the 'real' stuff is made in America (Stens , Dubro ... ? ) and readily available there ... but if they will ship it to Oz then as usual the shipping cost blows out the price .... but if it means getting top quality then its maybe worth it

    Very hard to find the larger ID stuff

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Tygon-F...le-/131726514360?_trksid=p2385738.m2548.l4275
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-Tygon-...l-Line-1-4-ID-X-3-8-OD-X-5-Feet-/131088943357

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/131731926684

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1-4-ID-...151262?hash=item20c9c604de:g:gZgAAOxySoJTT3Pu

    Bulk!

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/182695214211
     
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    Yes, I wrote them a bunch of emails about producing a size that we could use but no response. I followed that with posted letters but again no response, shame.
     
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    ¼" ID would fit most things on the FZR ? I think thats whats on mine now

    ¼" is a bit over 6mm

    The pipes on the tank outlets and fuel tap/petcock have a 7mm diameter

    Fuel pump pipes have an 8.5mm diameter

    Carburetor T piece inlet has an 8.2mm diameter
     
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    Seems you can get Tygon F4040-A (the one that we are looking for) in 5/16" ID
    It is about 61 USD for 50 feet http://www.emurdock.com/tygon-aag00022.aspx
    and some sellers on ebay with small amounts
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tygon-F-40...048849?hash=item238d188191:g:YREAAOSw0OxZrbq1


    TYGON® FUEL AND LUBRICANT TUBING FORMULATION F-4040-A • Resists embrittlement • Compatible with most petroleum-based products • Resists swelling and cracking • Ozone and UV light resistant A consistent performer lot after lot, Tygon® Fuel and Lubricant Tubing is the most requested fuel and lubricant tubing for a variety of applications — from small engine fuel lines to coolant transfer. Specifically designed to handle most fuels and industrial lubricants, Tygon® Fuel and Lubricant Tubing resists the swelling and hardening caused by hydrocarbon-based fluids. This significantly reduces the risk of failure due to cracking and leakage. Its minimum extractability safeguards the liquid or vapor being transferred against adulteration. Extremely flexible (Shore A, 57), Tygon® Fuel and Lubricant Tubing simplifies installation, even in tight places. It is translucent yellow for positive identification and to allow easy flow monitoring. It is routinely used to handle gasoline, kerosene, heating oils, cutting compounds and glycol-based coolants.
     
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    Yea looks the goods ... a few ebay sellers in the states have it .... just have to make sure its the real deal (TYGON®)

    Im going to get some eventually as I need new lines on the Triumph ... would be useful for the FZR also
     
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    That eBay seller is 33 USD shipping charge for me, since a lot of our customers come from obscure places paying $33 USD to ship a piece of hose is not good value.

    So, I just bought a bulk amount of Tygon F-4040-A 8mm (5/16") ID and will sell it on our web site. Shipping will be free but I will only sell it in 1 metre lengths. Will post the web page when it is finished.
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    I wonder why some manufacturer's have clear Tygon and other's have Yellow, must be just to make their product look different ?
    Unless a certain colour Tygon is for a certain use?
    I have also seen it clear with a blue tinge and clear with a pink tinge, most of my Tygon R3603 is glass clear but i do have some short length's of yellow too.
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    Just read this on one Tygon maker's page, Tygon F-4040-A tubing has a limited shelf life and should be purchased close to the usage date
     
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