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post #1 of 5 Old 08-12-2005, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel Filter Clogged; Need New One

I bought my 02 1000, June 27 05, with 16,000 miles on it. I have put another 4,000 on it. Last weekend I was flog'n my bike with some friends and the bike developed a miss, that grew into a stumble, that turned into a bike that ran like crap. I was in fourth gear with the throttle pinned and could hardly keep up with traffic. I nursed the bike home and started trouble shooting. I discovered that the previous owner had stored the bike over the winter with the tank only 1/3 full and ended up with water condensation rusting the tank.
Now for the BAD NEWS. The Fuel Filter cost $234.29 from the dealer. Yes Sports Fans thatís $ two hundred and thirty-four American dollar!!
I have found a filter at Ron Ayers for 189.29 plus shipping.......
Damn! Watch the water in the gas tank!!!
Does anyone have any idea where I might find one cheaper??
Or have a idea for a suitable sub???

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-12-2005, 11:53 PM
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It's posts like this that make me wonder of I shouda forked over the $$ for that beemer I test rode before buying the strom. Nahhh.....
post #3 of 5 Old 08-13-2005, 12:04 PM
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If, as you say, there is rust in the tank, there will be more to do than just replace the filter. Not a pleasant thought. I thought (or hoped) that the "modern bikes" had better, rust resistant tank linings. Any experts out there know?

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post #4 of 5 Old 08-18-2005, 11:47 PM
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Did you try cleaning out the mesh bag-type filter first? It's on the bottom of the pump. Wash it out good with carb cleaner, clean out your tank as good as possible, and try it out. Free beats hundreds of dollars.

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post #5 of 5 Old 08-21-2005, 12:15 PM
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In past bikes I've found that Suzukis have the best tank linings to resist rust. With Honda and Yamaha being the worst. (FWIW) Before you get it back on the road make sure you Kreme(sp?) the tank or equivalant.

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