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post #31 of 45 Old 03-14-2017, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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So....

The bike didn't start. I don't think I used the correct glue.So its probably leaking. Jb plastic weld I would say doesn't like gas. Now I'm going the submersible lines route. Last question I hope . With the fuel lines where it attaches to pump did you use the white plastic clip or ditch it?

Off to get all the lines and T Clamps..If this fails I guess I will do the Hayabusa filter.

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Success!!

Finally I got her running with the Dasterdly method. FULL POWER from the engine room again!

It wasn't easy..I had to tweek the lines as I made them too big at 1st and the pump wouldn't go back in and almost got stuck coming out. I trimmed it 3 times and re positioned the fuel pressure valve sideways. Then i moved the clamp for the housing up the pump and made it neat and tidy and the contraption went in much more easily. Still felt it touch at the top but it was only a 1/4 inch to go so i bolted her in and she is working as she should. Tomorrow I will install the fuel filter and reroute the line to the left side.( I just wanted to check all was good before I added that to the equation.)

Pics below of the monster before i trimmed it to fit.

Thanks to Dasterdly!!
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are your clamps rated for efi? they dont look like the couple kinds i use.

01 ZX-12R 8.84 @ 156.3 on dot tires, NA.... turbo 8.47 @ 164
00 ZX-12R 8.62 @ 165.2 no bars, slicks, 55 shot... turbo 8.32 @ 173
00 ZX-12R 1: 222.046 1.5: 226.390 Worlds Fastest NA Kawasaki
00 ZX-12R street turbo 1: 227.9 1.5: 234.1
00 ZX-12R LSR turbo 1: 249.5 1.5: 266.5 Worlds fastest ZX-12R CMG Racing RCC Turbos
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post #34 of 45 Old 03-15-2017, 03:16 AM
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make sure the fuel level gauge isn't interrupted good job Craig

if anything goes wrong check the battery
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it looks like a bomb

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I don't know if they are EFI rated clamps. The hose clamp under the tank looks the same as these but maybe slightly thicker. Would you think I need to redo?
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Today was bittersweet. I test rode the 12R and I can't believe the top End Power that I have been missing. Amazing!! All was not done as a double check of my lines showed a problem. The expensive Prestone Fuel line had split and was leaking. I went back to Oreillys and got Gates Fuel line rated at 50 psi which looked to be much stronger stuff. As I changed the lines I saw it... "NOT FOR FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM" Really??!
I'm going to get some stronger line and also I think the current route will cause the line to bend and potentially kink so I'm trying to figure out how to route the fuel line to the left side of the bike so that I can eliminate the bend. It looks really tight under there... How is someone supposed to reach the fuel line and pull it back up the left side? Did u use something to help pull it through?

Thanks for your help!
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I just re routed the line so it sits on the left under the tank i remember I had to pull it out of position run it across the bike and in through the left I will have a look on the WE and see what I did its been a while but I have had "0" problems since good luck Craig

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make sure the in tank hoses are submersible or they will turn to jelly, how do i know you ask

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hope this helps blue is old route red is new 20151109_134248.jpeg

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they definitely arent the same as oem. oems dont have the cutouts for the screw threads, rather formed solid threads and a full strength band. its up to you, but i wouldnt run the "cheese grater" hose clamps for efi.

btw you want something rated for several times the working pressure. a 50 psi line is good for a carb setup thats low pressure. i believe we use 350 psi rated line at work for fuel systems

a clamp like this is common for efi

this is similar to the oem japanese efi clamp

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00 ZX-12R street turbo 1: 227.9 1.5: 234.1
00 ZX-12R LSR turbo 1: 249.5 1.5: 266.5 Worlds fastest ZX-12R CMG Racing RCC Turbos
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Back in town after a short get away ..lets see if I can finish up strong tomorrow!

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I got the reroute done today but the dang fuel filter wouldn't go on with the 3/8 end its just too big. I found and inexpensive one at autozone with a 5/16 inlet outlet. I researched and found that some people have used it successfully for EFI bikes like a VTX
1800 and a Ducati Touring bike plus a Triumph bonneville and a Husqvarna EFI dirtbike so I put it on and it is working fine. I'm still thinking of finding one that has EFI Rating from the manufacturer but I will run this one for a bit until I do. Its a FF3424DL.
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My setup is done for now.

Submersible fuel line in the tank regular clamps but I might switch these out to the FI clamps as recommended if dastardly did ;). I switched to a WIX 33032 fuel filter and ditched the duralast FF 3424DL. They looked identical but the Wix is made in the US vs the Taiwan made Duralast and its rated for 60 psi. A lot of Ducati riders switched from stock to this filter and an identical NAPA 3032.I used my clamps and not the weaker clips that came with the filter. I used the stock Kawasaki fuel line just cut it after I rerouted it to the left. No more kinks and now she is running great on top end. Today I will be replacing the battery as its no longer holding a good charge.

Thanks for all the input and feedback!
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good job well done now ride and enjoy craig

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