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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
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Question How install a fuel filter between petcock and carbs?

Is it possible?

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I've wondered the same thing.

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It is and some have done it but...
Do not just cut the hose and put the filter in. You would have to take out the length of hose to correspond with the length of the filter. It is also reccommended that you use the clear filters so you can to a sight check.

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Also, because the fuel system is not pressurized, you will want to be sure to use a filter that is as free flowing as possible, as some filters wont pass much fuel unless there is pressure pushing it through.

Are you aware that there is a screen filter inside the fuel tank?


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I wouldn't recommend it. Like hyper said, there's already a filter in the tank. I never tried putting a filter on the fuel lines for the 700, but my old bike had cv carbs like our bikes - put a filter on the fuel line and all of a sudden she was starving at high speeds - took the filter off and all of a sudden she was running fine again.

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The screen filter inside of my tank is broken, that's why I want install 2 small filters, one per line.

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Why not just order a new fuel tap?

http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmot...s-1995/o/m4529

part# 51023A 66.97

If the screen filter broke, I'd be expecting other things within the petcock to break soon.

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Why not just order a new fuel tap?

http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmot...s-1995/o/m4529

part# 51023A 66.97

If the screen filter broke, I'd be expecting other things within the petcock to break soon.
The petcock is $53.44 at babbit's:
http://www.babbittsonline.com

I just bought one last year, but keep in mind that they have superceded this dual-outlet tap to a single-outlet tap, which requires you to buy a short length of 5/16" ID fuel line and get a 5/16" brass tee (Ace Hardware has these for ~$5)

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the Clymer's manual say install the two fuel hoses crossing each other.....any reason for that?

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the Clymer's manual say install the two fuel hoses crossing each other.....any reason for that?
probably just to prevent a kink in the lines, as it is tight quarters with the stock air boxes.

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