I did the bypass on my 03V a while back and ruined both o rings. I put it together without them and it didn't leak (I used the FI clamps). I don't know about the orange mesh cloth.I accidentally posted this in the regional section, so I thought I should re-post where it might be better seen.
I did the mod yesterday and today, because I didn't have all the stuff yesterday. You guys that can do this in an hour or so sure are fast with the wrench, not that is it super difficult.
Anyway, I have two questions. First, after coming back from the part store and starting back on the project, I noticed my gas tank had fallen over on the painted side (grrr!) and the pump assembly base which was just covering the hole fell on the floor. There was an orange piece of mesh cloth (the diagram is part no. 10 and calls it "sheet") that fell out, only I did not know what it was at the moment. I literally thought it was trash the wind had blown in my garage. Needless to say, the bike is put back together without that cloth sheet. Is that going to be an issue?
Second and more concerning, once I had my hose cut and put on the plastic fitting, I realized it was a tad long. When I pulled the hose back off the plastic fitting, I saw that a small section of the green gasket was broke off. Is the fitting going to leak? Any advice would really be appreciated. I'd rather take care of it now before I fill the tank again.
BTW, I had no rust and hardly any junk on the pre-filter at 56,000 miles. I only did the mod because the pump was squealing.
Thanks. I also used FI rated clamps. I found a used hose tonight on eBay for $8.99 just in case. I was thinking to maybe put the hose on the tank without the quick connect if I had to before I saw the used hose. Hopefully, someone will know whether the orange mesh is actually necessary.I did the bypass on my 03V a while back and ruined both o rings. I put it together without them and it didn't leak (I used the FI clamps). I don't know about the orange mesh cloth.
Thanks guys. Scott, I already performed the surgery, so I'll have to take the unit out an put the mesh in. Not too big of a deal. I have some doubt about whether I hooked up the wiring correctly, so I have to remove it anyway just to be safe. I'll probably hold the record for taking the longest to do this mod. After reading the whole thread on VSRI, I was leaning towards just using a stock filter and being done with it because in all likelihood, I won't still have the bike before a second stock filter goes bad. Plus, it seemed like there were side-effects of doing the bypass. Lots of bills lately, so I changed my mind. I am up to about $30 on it, including a spare stock hose.You can do a bypass or just order a new filter, pay the approx $240, and be done with it.
I hear ya, V_Rider. I go back and forth on this. As I just finished it today, I want to be able to take it out for a ride. It's been over three months and we have had some warm days that I have missed. I just want to know if this external mod is going to be safe!I always change mine every 50,000 miles. Because I believe the earlier the better and will surely avoid any problem. I only use OEM replacement parts no need for any other performance or aftermarket brand for this certain part.
I know the mod is safe in general, I just can't figure out why the hose can easily be spun by hand with the clamp tightened. It seems that it should not move. I'm not using a ton of force. That said, it isn't leaking either while the bike is running. And I guess the 43psi is the same at idle as at open throttle. Im just afraid a hose I can twist on the tubing could leak on me.I've got about +70,000 miles on the external mod and there have been no problems. just ride all is good.
No, it is not safe. Do you really want to risk fuel spraying onto a hot engine inches from your crotch? Pull on the hose -- I bet it will come off pretty easily.ok, thanks. I was just hoping that someone could confirm the clamp connection as described was either safe or not.