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Old 10-26-2007, 04:38 PM   #1
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This is kind of a stupid question but what is the easiest way to put fuel line over your ziptie? I'm trying to put fuel line over my tie for the fuel tank and I'm having problems. I hope I'm not the only one who has this problem. Any help or suggestions are welcome. Thanks
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Blow your nose and rub the zip-tie with it before trying

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Old 10-26-2007, 05:05 PM   #3
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baby powder or WD-40 down the fuel line should lube it up enough to slide with ease
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I used good ol spit
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WD40 and a set of needle nose plyers to open the fuel tubing to get the zip-tie started...
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Sounds to me like you are going about it the wrong way... do you already have the zip tie in place? If so, you've already messed up. You have to put it in place while you're assembling it.

Run the zip tie up through the slot in the tank lid, put the tubing on, make your loop and put the end back down through it... use ANOTHER zip tie on the bottom when you run the tip back through... Trim the excess length, and cut the other one off so it's just the little square end.

Don't try to form your loop and then slip fuel tubing over it. It's just WAAAY too difficult to be worth the effort. It isn't like zip ties are expensive! Cut it off and start over if you mess up.
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I use zip ties with no problems.
I bought some chrome fuel line springs from Ofna and they seem to work great and ads some bling.
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