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    dangerous fuel filters

    FYI....i just had an experience with a very dangerous fuel filter. not that anyone would likely use this filter on a tw but i thought it maybe worth mentioning. i bought a dozen of these little pieces of crap for my hondas. yesterday i installed 2 of them on my ct110 and then went into the house. i came back out in 6 hours and i had all my gas on the floor of my garage and an empty tank. it appears the glue they used to seal the 2 halves of the filter together was dissolved by the gas and the cases separated letting all the gas in the tank go. be careful not to buy any of these!!IMGP2912.JPGIMGP2914.JPG
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    Another good reason to turn off the petcock.... Glad it was only some fuel on the floor for you.....
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    So what brand are these?
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    Boy, I say, boy, that filter is about as useless as a back pocket on a T-Shirt!

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    Is this filter actually rated for gasoline?
    Properly, they should be thermally or ultrasonically welded, not glued.

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    I had a procycle.us inline filter break on me the other day, presumably from fatigue/deterioration over the past couple of years, but I couldn't say for sure. My bike was running like garbage and then I started to notice the major fuel smell...fuel dripping onto a hot engine, while in a 2 foot wide canyon with ~10 foot walls, is not a good situation lol...
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    I have those, they're sold as fish tank air pump filters locally here..


    Quote Originally Posted by grewen View Post
    FYI....i just had an experience with a very dangerous fuel filter. not that anyone would likely use this filter on a tw but i thought it maybe worth mentioning. i bought a dozen of these little pieces of crap for my hondas. yesterday i installed 2 of them on my ct110 and then went into the house. i came back out in 6 hours and i had all my gas on the floor of my garage and an empty tank. it appears the glue they used to seal the 2 halves of the filter together was dissolved by the gas and the cases separated letting all the gas in the tank go. be careful not to buy any of these!!IMGP2912.JPGIMGP2914.JPG

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    Thanks for the warning. I have usually just got whatever lawnmower inline fuel filter I could find from a local business. I have never had an issue. It is a scary thought thinking of fuel on your engine while driving, knowing there is a spark inches away. There is something above the fire zone I don't want roasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Thanks for the warning. I have usually just got whatever lawnmower inline fuel filter I could find from a local business. I have never had an issue. It is a scary thought thinking of fuel on your engine while driving, knowing there is a spark inches away. There is something above the fire zone I don't want roasted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyJeeper View Post
    I have those, they're sold as fish tank air pump filters locally here..
    that's probably what there are, for fish tanks. they were listed as motorcycle fuel filters
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