DL650A Fuel Filter replacement?
I now own many cycles with fuel injection systems.
This '12 DL650A is one of them.
I'm reading of "failures to start" / "failures to idle" / "running rough" types of issues on the forums associated with my other cycles. Some of the problems are traced to an in-tank fuel filter attached to the exterior (the inlet) of the fuel pump that has become clogged.
Some of these other models *also* have a fuel filter inside the pump itself. That is, the fix is to replace the pump if / when the pump filter clogs. I've seen the pictures of these pumps that are hack-sawed open to examine the insides. The filter part looks like an accordian-type fiber insert inside the pump housing.
Anyway, I thankfully see no issues with the '12+ DL650 yet. Good!
But, I am thinking of making a maintenance replacement item of any servicable fuel filters that are inside the tank and *possibly* replaceable.
I say possibly, because I'm not going to saw open a pump and then replace what's inside, and re-seal it (I could, but I refuse to deal with the potential consequences of fuel leaking).
But, if there is a replaceable filter on the inlet, well then, I can do that!
Before you say "but, it's not listed in the exploded parts list", I had to look for 2 years for another model that *also* was not separately listed. Then one fine day, a user posted that he found one that would fit another cycle (actually, a pump unit's filter from inside a quad's tank).
So, just 'cause it's not listed, does not mean it's not available to buy (separate from the entire pump).
What I would like to know is, has anyone had the tank opened and looked close at the fuel pump? Does it have a filter on the inlet?
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