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Fuel Filter?

Does anyone use a fuel filter, or know which one would be best? I just did the carbs over and today the bike died and fuel was running out of the rear carb. I figure I must have a piece of junk under the needle. Any ideas?
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I don`t use one yet, but have seen pics of a visu-filter on a vn750 in the gallery.
Here is a whole selection on Bike Bandit:
http://www.bikebandit.com/fuel-filters-universal/n1135

One of these should work:
http://www.bikebandit.com/visu-filte...dy-fuel-filter
http://www.bikebandit.com/visu-filte...ne-fuel-filter

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petcock has a filter built into it,no need for an external,also when you put the carb back on it sounds like you didn't set into the groove in the boot so your losing vacuum into the manifold or you could possibly have missed tightening one of the two clamps on the black boot from the carb to the intake.Start the bike and reach over the seat and with one hand and try to pull back on the carb with both hands if she dies fix the boot clamp or groove issue.
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I know this is a fairly old thread but I thought rather than starting a new one...

I have a tear in the screen filter on my petcock that feeds the RES side. That screen is not replaceable. I can buy a whole new petcock for $53 plus shipping, or I thought I could try an inline fuel filter. Does anyone have any experience with a particular filter on these bikes? I have read that there are some filters specifically made for gravity flow applications, but with the VN750 being a vacuum system, would that cause any potential issues?

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Any inline filter should work, as long as you can fit it in there.

I think Russsel Performance makes a nice one you can take apart and clean or replace the filter element on. The fuel hoses are 5/16" btw....

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Thanks KM. As I was going further through my search results I found a couple threads where you linked those. They do look spiffy. I'm going to keep looking at options to see if I can get away with just something cheap-o, but if I end up going with those I'll definitely post a review of them.

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Thanks KM. As I was going further through my search results I found a couple threads where you linked those. They do look spiffy. I'm going to keep looking at options to see if I can get away with just something cheap-o, but if I end up going with those I'll definitely post a review of them.
Did you look at any of the links in post 2 for the visuline filters?
They are listed at $3.50 each. Is that cheap enough?

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I did look at those and that is incredibly tempting, but KM said that our fuel lines are 5/16" and most of those filters in your link are 1/4". I did find a Spectre filter at autozone that is less than $10 and is 5/16". Also, Emgo makes some anodized filters that look almost just like the Russell ones but are quite a bit cheaper. I thought I might be safer buying one of the ones at Autozone or O'reilly locally to try it out. By the time you figure in shipping, those you linked aren't any cheaper (shipping is $6.95). Plus I wouldn't have to wait on it to be shipped.

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Jacksonville Motorsports on Atlantic blvd in Jax has filters that I bought for a few bucks each... they fit in the lune perfectly and they have seemed to work well.

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I thought I might be safer buying one of the ones at Autozone or O'reilly locally to try it out. By the time you figure in shipping, those you linked aren't any cheaper (shipping is $6.95). Plus I wouldn't have to wait on it to be shipped.

being economical is the wtg, but how much is your second love worth ?

...just sayin'

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