shrinking fuel line

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  1. smithmule

    smithmule New Member

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    i swear it is about 4cm (almost 2 inch) shorter than when it was new

    where do u guys find the fuel filters? im having trouble finding one here in australia.
     
  2. Easy Rider

    Easy Rider Santa Cruz Scooter Works

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    Funny that you've mentioned that because on my first bike, I was told not to cut the line because it would shrink. So it had a small loop in it when it was new. 6 months later, it was straighter that an arrow. I couldn't believe how much that fuel line shrunk.
    I use a r/c filter.
     
  3. MarcPhotoMan

    MarcPhotoMan New Member

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    go to an auto parts stor and ask them for the smallest feul filter they have.
     
  4. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Any place that sells lawn mowers will have them. They even have them at the drug store around here. (DrugMart)
     
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  7. Technocyclist

    Technocyclist Motorized Bicycle Senior Technologist

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    I change my fuel line with the ones they use on motorcycles, same goes for the fuel filter. You can easily get these in any motorcycle shop that sells spare parts. The stock fuel line hardens and looses it's flexibility. The best fuel line I've seen is the one they used on gopeds, but the diameter is smaller. It's very flexible and tough, and there are a variety of colors you can choose. I do plan to change to the goped fuel line when I get the Walbro carburetor.
     
  8. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    3/16" I.D. fuel line is da bomba.
     
  9. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I have three pieces of the crappy aquarium tube fuel line I will send anyone for one thin dollar post paid in the continental U.S.

    Better yet, spend that dollar on a foot of 3/16" fuel line at the local auto parts store.
     

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