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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-21-2012, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel filter

What do you think of this?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/KAWASAKI-VUL...8434de&vxp=mtr

I tried using a mower filter I got at the hardware store but it was too bulky to fit under the tank. Has anyone here tried the above?

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I can't find a OEM filter on the micro fiche, my bike hasn't got one on either, so was there one fitted from new??
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the VN7XX never had inline fuel filters. They use a filter sock inside the tank attached to the Fuel Petcock. People have added inline fuel filters as extra protection.
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So the filter advertised on Ebay is not OEM.
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So the filter advertised on Ebay is not OEM.
Correct.

I posted a link to some real nice cleanable inline filters that had replaceable elements awhile back. You can use small ones like them (for 5/16" tubing btw) , you just have to remove the appropriate amount of fuel line.

If I find the link I'll post it.


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I've added a couple of filters like that on mine. But paid a lot less than that.

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Here they are:

http://www.russellperformance.com/mc...s-street.shtml


Yeah, these aren't cheap either, but they are worth it.

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the VN7XX never had inline fuel filters. They use a filter sock inside the tank attached to the Fuel Petcock. People have added inline fuel filters as extra protection.
On my 94 the main pickup has a plastic mesh that may prevent some sediment but I think it mostly relies on the fact that it doesn't pick up the final 1" of fuel (so the bad stuff would settle below that). However, the "reserve" setting is just a hole in the low spot of the tank and any junk in the tank will go straight to the carbs from there. After rebuilding my carbs my floats still stick on occasion. I'm now going to clean out the tank but thought I'd add the filters at the same time as an extra measure of protection.

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Bike Bandit has these Visu-filters for under 4 bucks a pop:
http://www.bikebandit.com/visu-filte....mc_id=2782167

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Are you sure the reserve filter tube has not broken off the pet cock? Mine (04 has 2 tubes, 1 main and 1 reserve ) for filtering.

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