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    Primer T fitting broke

    I put a riva primer kit on my GP1200. I was surprised to see that the T fittings were made of plastic. But I thought it must be tough plastic. It worked fine for a while. Then the other day I couldn't get it started so I pulled the seat off. Right away I could smell gas. The T fitting that T's into the reserve fuel line had broke off. Gas was dripping into the hull. I know I should always do the sniff test. I can't get riva to answer my emails or return my calls. Does anyone know where I can get a brass T fitting to replace this?
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    Carl at Island Racing.
    Hot Products carries them.

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    Thanks,
    I'll give them a call.
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    Plastic one's suck A$$ get a brass one, it will last you years. I have a brass one on my 94 raider and still going strong! Lee

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    +1 on the brass.

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    Riva finally returned my call. they are sending me another plastic one at no charge. He said because of the time of year they are very busy.
    If the one they send me is the same clear brittle plastic as the first one I will definitely order a brass one. I plugged the fitting with a screw to stop it from dripping for now. But when I got home yesterday I smelled gas. I pulled the seat and found that the screw fell out and I had about a gallon of gas in the hull again. It was a hot day and the pressure in the tank pushed the screw out and the gas. What a pain over a 5 cent part.
    Thanks for the replies.
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    It will be the same, I would order a brass one and call it a day no more worries.

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    Our local Ace Hardware has brass ones.

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    Thanks steve. There is a ace hardware about a mile from here.
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    The replacement T came from riva. It is a lot better than the one that came in the kit. The one that came in the kit was clear plastic and very brittle. This one is white nylon. Should work fine. Thanks for all your replies.

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