To remove the tube from the reservoir (or to take off the bite valve), soak the end of the reservoir with the tube connection in hot water for 5 to 10 minutes. This should soften the plastic and make it easier to pull the tube off. You can use the same trick to reattach the tube or bite valve: soak everything in warm water before pushing the parts back together. Once the plastic cools, it will firm up and seal itself more securely.
If you have an older reservoir (like an Omega or Antidote constructed with a standard exit port), you can install a Quick Link conversion kit to make it compatible with newer reservoir accessories like filters, flow meters, and insulated drinking tubes. Here’s how to attach the Quick Link components to your reservoir:
- Cut the drinking tube 2"-3" from the base of the reservoir.
- Moisten the bottom threads of the Quick Link with rubbing alcohol and insert into the smaller tube with force. Do the same thing for the drink tube.
- Unclick to fill and load reservoir, click in to drink.