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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 8:45 pm 
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I recieved 2 fuel filters from JC WHitney today. I bought the larger sized ones. They were akward to splice into the fuel line. At any rate I got one of them installed. There are 2 significant bends in the fuel line. One right below the petcock and above the filter. The other is righ before the carb but after the fuel filter. Hopefully this paints the picture. The bike started and ran fine.

However the fulter does not fill all the way up. Is it supposed to? Can I run the bike with the bent lines like that? They are not kinked. I plan on getting a longer line soon.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:23 am 
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Fuel Filter

The very next thing that I did was add a fuel filter. This act was brought about by the advice of the great folks here at Rebel250 Forums. Bravo to you guys for making this most important suggestion.

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INSTALLATION: 10 minutes - Simple. Make sure your petcock is turned off and cover any exposed areas in case of fuel spill. Remove the fuel line from the bike and make a modest cut to remove a small section of line. Do not remove too much line!



I hope this information in conjunction with large scale, full color, glossy photos may be of assistance to someone considering some of these upgrades. It’s always helpful to see what others have done and despite the really cool garage feature of Rebel250 Forums’ it’s hard to give a full account of your choices and detailed experiences.

Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:30 pm 
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Just installed my inline fuel filter today... its a bit larger than the ones in the pictures. I'm hoping some day that extra gas will get me that few extra miles to a gas station. couple of ounces could get me a mile or so :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:10 am 
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Picked up one from the local bike shop and it was way too big for my fuel line. So I got on Bikebandit and ordered 3 of the Visu Filters.

Took the other one back to the bike shop and the guy say's we have a smaller filter.

Low and behold it's a Visu Filter also. LOL

Well I've got enough of them to last me for a while.

How often do you think a fuel filter like this should be replaced anyway?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:39 am 
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i replace mine more or less yearly

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:35 pm 
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Got the filter installed today. Used the Napa clear cone shapped one. Had to cut 3/4" out of the hose and I used 2 small zip ties as clamps on the filter. Fits perfect and looks factory.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:52 am 
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Will this filter work...

http://www.bikebandit.com/product/A6549030
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:57 am 
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battlewagon wrote:
It looks like it should.

On a diffrent note:
Whos bike is in this picture? It needs to have some clamps or zipties added to the filter. Doesn't look safe not having clamps.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:30 pm 
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Saw this on JC Whitney, looks cool, but maybe a bit of overkill for a 250. You can buy little replacement filters to change out the filtering element. Does anyone have experience with these filters?

http://www.jcwhitney.com/SEE-THRU-FUEL-FILTERS/GP_2002781_N_111+10714+600005122_10614.jcw?reviewflag=1#CommunityTabs

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SEE-THRU FUEL FILTERS
Clear glass body lets you observe filtering action. Chrome-plated end caps. Includes: fuel line filter; replacement element; O-rings; hose clamps. Choose filter for 1/4", 5/16" or 3/8" fuel lines. Filter replacement kit (includes 3 elements and 6 O-rings) available separately.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:34 pm 
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Those are great for older cars but way too long for use on the Rebel IMHO.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:43 pm 
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If you really study them you will find that they are very restrictive and will not pass enough fuel for even a stock V-8 at moderate RPM. There are also issues with them leaking. They will not pass tech at most tracks.
On a Rebel I would have a large concern with the leak issue, they are poorly machined and the vibration could tear it up in short order.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:26 pm 
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bB2NER wrote:
battlewagon wrote:
Will this filter work...

http://www.bikebandit.com/product/A6549030
It looks like it should.

On a diffrent note:
Whos bike is in this picture? It needs to have some clamps or zipties added to the filter. Doesn't look safe not having clamps.


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That would be my scoot. I had the same concern that you had. The response I got was that there will be too much force between the hose and the filter to worry about it. The guy was right, there is no way that is coming apart without physically grabbing it and twisting and pulling. So I let it be. Hasn't moved a micron.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:54 pm 
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Your petcock is left open too. :(

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:41 pm 
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That was the after intallation shot. I opened the petcock to let fuel into the filter and check for leaks. Took the shot and closed it.

I never leave it open. Fuel costs too much money and a flooded bike is no fun.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:39 pm 
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Right---

if it's a barbed connector, the fuel line is actually going to be something of a chore to get back off. No need for clamps there ;)

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Where did you order them from? I found a visu-filter slim line 701c online for $65. Everyone was saying they are only a few bucks. What am I missing here?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:05 pm 
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The 1/4" clear cone filter is only 3-4 bucks at auto parts stores and most bike dealers.
I got my 2 at Napa.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:18 pm 
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Where did you order them from? I found a visu-filter slim line 701c online for $65. Everyone was saying they are only a few bucks. What am I missing here?


The Visu-filter slim line 701c can be had under four bucks _each_ almost anywhere on earth.

I specify _each_ because I strongly suspect you were on a wholesale listing and were pricing an entire display card full. ;)

For what it's worth, that's too much. You can get a card full for around 55 bucks if you shop it out. I believe they're fifty-nine even on Bike Bandit, but I haven't shopped a card in a number of years now...

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Drachen808: As has been said before, you can find them at motorcycle dealers and auto parts stores. They are only a couple bucks each. If you order from the internet, you are going to be paying 3x the price of the item in shipping.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:56 pm 
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How do you know when to replace the filter? How many miles generally, are they good for?


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