Secure your fuel filter

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Russell, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Russell

    Russell Well-Known Member

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    I see alot of nice bikes that have a inline filter just flapping in the breeze. This is an easy way to secure them(no not easier than ty-raps). I just make a p-clip out of light sheet metal and use a longer than normal clutch cover screw and a nut. Just a simple thing that helps your ride look better.
     
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    I secure my filter to the throttle cable to keep things tidy.
     
  3. Russell

    Russell Well-Known Member

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    Yea there are a lot of methods. This just a picture of the way I do it and anything is better than nothing.
     
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    I use automotive fuel hose which is a lot more rigid than that tube that comes with the kits, so my filter stays put. Plus, I cut it to just the right length so that there is no slack, but the line isn't under tension either. It's worked for me so far.
     
  5. 2door

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    Nice touch, Russell. Anything that cleans up the installation is a plus. Now on your next one make it out of stainless and polish it. :)
    Tom
     
  6. Russell

    Russell Well-Known Member

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    Then I'll have to worry about getting it dirty LOL. Guess I only thought of function and had an old piece of duct work at hand. However I do agree, after function comes pride in appearance.

    Russell/James65
     
  7. Kevlarr

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    I coulda been rich. Your bracket looks exactly like a starter cap strap for a high pressure sodium light. You know how many of those I've thrown away over the years? :(
     
  8. Russell

    Russell Well-Known Member

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    Kevlarr,
    I guess that rich is a realative word! Besides If I had your money I'd throw mine away.
    If you had all my money we'd both be broke.
    Sounds like you might be an electrician.
     
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    No, maintenance. We have around 150 HPS fixtures here and I think I've had to rebuild about half to them over the years.
     
  10. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    [​IMG]


    Mine doesn't flap, but I kinda like mine swayin' in the breeze as it helps feed your carb when you're running low on gas....dance1
     
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    Wow! That's almost like gas line bling right there! :D
     
  12. corgi1

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    Are you sure its not susposed to flop around to keep the fuel mix properly mixed ,no seperating



    lol
     
  13. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Not on a 4-strokerotfl good point for a 2-stroke thorotfl
     
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    It's easier on the bike that loose motor mounts and letting the motor shake it in the carb



    lol
     
  15. Russell

    Russell Well-Known Member

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    If it isn't mixed by the time it reaches the filter your looking at trouble!
    Do four strokes not require filtering?

     
  16. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    4-strokes do not require filtering....even more so, do not require the mixing of oil into the gas.

    However, it is best to filter any and all gasoline that is going into the carburetor of an internal combustion engine regardless of the stroke. Filter your gasoline....mixed or not.

    On another note, I decided to secure my fuel filter on my 4-stroke, and this is how it looks
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    Is that sano or what? One tiny ty-rap....virtually free!rotfl
     

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