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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:06 am 
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battlewagon wrote:
How do you know when to replace the filter? How many miles generally, are they good for?


If you get the clear filter you can see when it needs to be changed.

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 Post subject: Re: Any experience with Peko filters
PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:19 pm 
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soprych wrote:
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?

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I tried one on my streetfighter for a short period of time, it kept up with the demand from the 4-28mm pumper's I have on that bike but I didn't like the fact that it was glass and upon removing it I found that the element had deformed a bit. Nothing bad just another reason to switch to a Fram filter (that bike has more room than the Rebel so I don't recommend it).

You might want to consider the "daddy" of filters but be prepared for the cost, Pingel isn't cheap... $28.95 but you don't have to replace the element as often since it's bronze as it can be cleaned a few times before it needs replaced. Note that this is a 5/16" barb, you can get it to work with new 1/4" ID hose but it will be a little tighter to get on the bars. Hose is cheap so I wouldn't worry about that expense.

http://pingelonline.com/powerflo.htm

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:03 pm 
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Just did mine. Got a filter at oreilly's for $3.00. Website said the store didn't have any, but the website was wrong.

Estimated installation time: 30 seconds.

Easiest mod I've made yet :)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:01 am 
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I got a filter from my Honda dealer that looks just like the one in the first post, but I can't get it to fit without kinking the line. I'm not nuts about the idea of running the line down below the level of the carburetor and back up. Is it okay to do so?


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Fridgitator wrote:
I got a filter from my Honda dealer that looks just like the one in the first post, but I can't get it to fit without kinking the line. I'm not nuts about the idea of running the line down below the level of the carburetor and back up. Is it okay to do so?



Get a button type filter, they are shorter.

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 Post subject: Re: Any experience with Peko filters
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:43 am 
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soprych wrote:
Does anyone have experience with these filters?

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I picked up a shorter version at my FLIB with a replacement element for about $10. I do like the idea that I can clean out the element if I am on the road. you can see it in the garage.


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Fridgitator wrote:
I got a filter from my Honda dealer that looks just like the one in the first post, but I can't get it to fit without kinking the line. I'm not nuts about the idea of running the line down below the level of the carburetor and back up. Is it okay to do so?
You need to remove about an inch from the line. Basically make the line the same length as it was before adding the filter.

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So does the fuel line need to be changed too? Or is that just what people do...???

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no need to change the line if the current one is in good condition.


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After reading this thread, I decided to install an in-line fuel filter on my Rebel 250. The auto parts guys sold me a 1/4" in-line filter from the lawn mower section. :oops: The packaging claims it is suitable for all air cooled engines. It looks a lot like what you all have in your photos, maybe not as long. Is it possible for a lawn mower filter to work on my Rebel? I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry. :P
Thanks, Pearlish


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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 9:49 pm 
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The filter don't care if it's on a lawn mower, motorcycle, outboard, pressure washer pump or any other piece of equipment, it filters gas.

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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 9:57 pm 
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I bought my filter from a lawnmower repair shop. By the photos I've seen, it's identical to the ones several others here got from NAPA and other sources.

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My thanks to both of you for your replies. Reassurance is a wonderful thing.

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You're welcome. Remember to install it with the pointy end toward the petcock, and don't kink the fuel line. I used some small hose clamps on mine; others have not.

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Keep an eye on those Napa filters. So far 2 of the 4 I got have developed leaks on the ridge where the 2 halves meet. :evil:
I ordered some real Vis-a-filter ones to replace them. If they fail I'm going to the aluminum Emgo ones next.

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:D WooHoo! I did it. It took about 5 minutes. Thank you for all the information contained in this thread, it increased my confidence and took the doubt out of making the first cut to the fuel line. :)


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Earlier today, I looked at my fuel filter after about 2000 miles of use, and noticed that it looked bent. I thought it was an illusion from the way the house is seated on it, but when I felt the end of the hose, it became obvious that the nipple broke off the pointy end, and the only reason it isn't leaking is because I shoved the hose and clamp on past the nipple as far they would go. I have no idea how long it has been running like this, but it is unsettling. I'd hate to have the thing come loose and run gas all over the side of the bike going down the highway. I guess I'll be driving the cage to work in the morning. :shock:

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I installed a filter on mine and had it crack at the pointy end too. I was lucky and noticed the leak just as I was leaving the driveway. I have looked for a filter with a 90 degree inlet or outlet but no luck so far, a 90 would make the install so much easier and would probably prevent any cracking.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:59 pm 
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fibersport wrote:
I installed a filter on mine and had it crack at the pointy end too. I was lucky and noticed the leak just as I was leaving the driveway. I have looked for a filter with a 90 degree inlet or outlet but no luck so far, a 90 would make the install so much easier and would probably prevent any cracking.




The thought plickens. I picked up another filter today. When I took the old one out, I found this:

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The nipple wasn't broken off; it was just so soft that it felt like it. While it was still wet with gas, I could squeeze it nearly shut with my fingers, and easily bend it to the point of kinking. Now that it has had a couple hours to dry, it has stiffened up some, but it's still fairly soft. I replaced it with a Briggs & Stratton. White plastic body. It will do until I get a stainless and glass type. The only things that have been through this are gas (with ethanol) and small doses of Seafoam. I don't know what to make of this. :o

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I just went to get a replacement and all they had were the button types.
Not sure how to tell which way the fuel is meant to flow in a button type. Any hints?


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