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Electraglider_1997
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 12:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My fuel line on my 97 Electraglide has a banjo fitting where it attaches to the throttle body. I've removed the c-clip no problem but the banjo has been attached since 1997 and is corroded on. I've put liquid wrench on it but am waiting for it to do its job. Any other hints to removing this fitting if the liquid wrench fails? The piece that it slides onto just turns in a circle with it because of the corrosion. Anything better than liquid wrench. Maybe PB Blaster
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 03:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Perhaps a 50/50 mix of acetone and ATF?
I read somewhere that it's just a bit better than PB blaster and liquid wrench.
Acetone is found in gumout spray too. perhaps you could try a hit of that?
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Mark_weiss
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 04:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

In most cases, the banjo bolt and the banjo fitting are both made of steel. Normal pentrating oil should work its way in there. When the bolt turns and the banjo is stuck to the bolt, and not to the device, you can sometimes employ excessive force. Use a box end wrench on the bolt's head and use a medium sized adjustable wrench to hold the stem of the banjo fitting.

Breakage is possible. Sometimes you just have to cut the hose.
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Electraglider_1997
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 04:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'll just have to keep trying because cutting the hose will not solve the problem because then I'd just have a banjo fitting keeping me from putting on a new part. I have come to find that parts for this bike are becoming obsolete and aftermarket are expensive. I will try the acetone and atf solution. Thanks.
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Desert_uly
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 05:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Kroil Oil. Amazon has it, kind of pricey but users give very good reviews. Used in aircraft maintenance facilities.
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Sagehawk
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 10:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Use your wrenches in a rocking motion against each other to see if you can break the corrosion tween the two as well. Go lightly at first then get forcible if you have to. That's probably what I call a grasshopper moment when you really don't want to destroy stuff. At work, we have used knock er loose. It does pretty good in industrial world.
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Electraglider_1997
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I hit it with everything I had on hand yesterday including, liquid wrench, wd-40, hoppes bore solvent, lockease graphite spray. Popped right off this morning by hand. It just needed time to soak in and penetrate. Thanks.
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