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Old 10-19-2009, 02:33 AM   #1
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ive had corosion in my tank, I found out when all the sludge got sucked into my carbs. I cleaned the carbs and she was ruinning fine again but to avoid such a situation I popped in an online fuel filter.

And this is where im having issues. The bike will start and run fine until the fuel in the filter runs out, then it doesnt seem to be getting enough fuel into the filte, flutters and dies.

the filter doesnt seem to be letting enough fuel into it to keep it full.

What am i missing here? (bear in mind that I am no mechanic, and motorcycle repairs are a try and see thing with me, usually it goes okay (thank god for shop manuals) but this one has me stumped.
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:27 PM   #2
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The filter has too-much resistance to fuel passing through it to keep up with the engine's demand. OR, the carb vent tubes are plugged/kinked. OR, the tank fuel-cap vent is plugged. OR, a combination of those.
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:44 PM   #3
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ditto the above plus check the direction of flow on the filter. There should be an arrow on it.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:27 PM   #4
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and make sure that gunk didn't plug up your petschlong.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:20 PM   #5
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and make sure that gunk didn't plug up your petschlong.

Good Point, nothing worse than a gunked up pet-tallywacker
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:30 AM   #6
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thanks all. update then.....pulled the filter off to see wtf was going on, and she ran better, but this morning was running very hot and cut out after 10 miles, loss of power then cut out.

SO my diagnostic skills say that its the carbs and during the filter assembly some gunk got through to the carbs nd its running a bit lean.

does that seem to make sense? Im going to pull the (insert derogatory swear word of choice here) carbs off this afternoon and give em a good seing to, is it worth replacing the plugs as well?
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