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So I bought some new fuel line, hose clamps and a filter. Question--does the length of the line matter? Is there a too long/too short that will affect performance?



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No, in this instance, size does not matter.
 

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I'm with Trickster, I don't think so. This is how I've got mine set up, and even with the larger filter tucked in, it's worked fine for me for nearly a year.



 

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So I bought some new fuel line, hose clamps and a filter. Question--does the length of the line matter? Is there a too long/too short that will affect performance?



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DW
ok,ill disagree with the guys.............

too short........it wont meet,fuel on the floor

too long.....youl end up with a bend/kink you do not want.there is not much play between your tank petcock and your carbs.it has to be right.
 

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Total length on mine (fuel line plus filter) is about 6-8" to allow rear of tank to be raised enough to access the carb linkage. Makes carb balancing easier. The additional length will create possible kinking so route hose carefully.
 

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ok,ill disagree with the guys.............

too short........it wont meet,fuel on the floor

too long.....youl end up with a bend/kink you do not want.there is not much play between your tank petcock and your carbs.it has to be right.


Totally agree....to make mine fit better with the filter I simply turned my petcock about 45 degrees toward the back (normally it faces the side of the bike)...works great for 2 years now. You can kind of see how I have my petcock turned in the close up pic of my carbs and valve cover in my sig below.
 

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OK, I stand corrected, yes too long and you could get kinks and too short the lines may not meet the fittings, but I



assumed the poster has some basic skill and common sense.
 

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I'll stay seated and be corrected too.....I just figured common sense would be, um, common.
 

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Me? I am an idiot--no cents at all




I did sum ponderin and figures out that kinks would be bad.



I was just checking--because the original length (taking into account the fuel filter as part of it) was causing said kinks. So it has to be way shorter or way longer or I would have to turn the petcock. Just making sure before I screw something up.



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It's always best to buy enough hose to do two. Hooke up the hose to the filter and petcock and take the remainder and measure out how long it is. Take a bit extra and see how it all fits. Cut 1/8 inch off of it and test again. Stop when it works right.



Every other of these bikes has a different petcock or different fuel inlet so length varies.
 

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Totally agree....to make mine fit better with the filter I simply turned my petcock about 45 degrees toward the back (normally it faces the side of the bike)...works great for 2 years now. You can kind of see how I have my petcock turned in the close up pic of my carbs and valve cover in my sig below.
after sleeping on it,ill have to correct myself as well.

i think a 90d filter will give you a few more mm to play with than the straight through version

shep had a good link for them.if you still have it,could you post it

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thanks Don,that looks cool
 

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These are the ones I like but it could be a trick to find them. It's a K&N 90 degree filter. Well worth ordering if you cant find them locally. Don't get mesh filters get stone filters. They are a lot better.









http://www.clarkemfg.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=348


True enough Don ! HOWEVER.....you're talking about spending $10-$15 with shipping for that 90d filter vs $3 buying the normal straight one at Napa and turning the petcock a bit.



Either way works however.....just a big price difference.



EDIT: I stand corrected Don...I just clicked that link and they are only $2.50 plus shipping...first time I ever bought one I ordered it on EBay and it was around $10.



EDIT AGAIN: When I posted the above "edit" I was NOT standing up so I should have said "I sit corrected"....just saying
 

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Thinking about removing the petcock finger screen in the tank, and

mounting a common Toyota Pickup paper element fuel filter below

fuel tank level & above the carb level, above the battery & behind

the side panel.



Auto Zone: FF4417

Hastings: 8163-05041520

Purolator: F29157



There is plenty of room:







 

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When I first got my bike I removed that "finger screen" from the inside of the tank....never replaced it since I have the inline filter...no harm done.
 

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Crap double post....sorry.



Only thing I don't like about this forum setup vs. say "Facebook" is you can't remove your posts to a thread if you want to.
 

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When I first got my bike I removed that "finger screen" from the inside of the tank....never replaced it since I have the inline filter...no harm done.


Was concerned about having too much accumulated restrictions with the

"finger screen" and paper element filter installed in a gravity fed system.





In the process of painting/rebuilding parts, might take time before I put the CX back

together.



Wanted to have good fuel filtration going to the "Larry" rebuilt carb. Larry

gave me good advice on other CX stuff, too!
 

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Thinking about removing the petcock finger screen in the tank, and

mounting a common Toyota Pickup paper element fuel filter below

fuel tank level & above the carb level, above the battery & behind

the side panel.



Auto Zone: FF4417

Hastings: 8163-05041520

Purolator: F29157



There is plenty of room:









Super clean install of your ignitech Exploringcarolina! With your airbox removed you have a lot of room. I like your custom side cover too! You have a lot of effort put in that bike. I hope it runs well for you.
 

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Rick,

I wouldn't go overboard and spend a million dollars on a straight or 90 degree filter but I am willing to pay up to $7. These ones seem to be better and if stuff builds up inside there is a chance to blow it out from the opposite end.



Some screen or paper filters let big chunks through and that's why I advise against them. I once removed a fuel hose on a bike with a rusty tank that was running funny just to find out that it let so much junk through that the bottom 2 inches of the fuel hose at the carbs was full of rust.
 
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