Well I didn't have any issues with the other inline fuel filters. They had the goldish colored granular looking filter. The brand new ones I replaced them with were a plastic with a plastic membrane as the substrate. They were positioned identical, very close to straight up and down. The fuel lines were dropping from the petcock through the filters into the carbs. The vulc would still bog down as the rpms went up around 4000. If I nursed it carefully I could work it up to around 6500, but it took some time. It wasn't going to make it for even a quick ride around the block.
After I took the inline filters off, she ran like a dream. It revved up great. I've finally been able to get back into the wind.
I can't explain how or why but without the inline filters it runs great.
VN700 project bike 98% completed!!
68 Bushwhacker this winters project (in the works)
86 Honda GL1200i (winter project #2)
82 kz440 daily rider for now!
A few clowns short of a circus now aren't we?