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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:25 am 
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Hi :)

I'm new here, and I just bought myself a 600 Hornet 99. Lovely bike.

I was thinking about installing a inline fuel filter, but I read a lot of people are saying it's not a good idea to do that on a bike with gravity fed fuel systems.

Has anyone else on here tried? I see that briggs and stratton produce some red inline filters that are meant for gravity feed, but I dont know if it will restrict fuel flow or not?

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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:04 am 
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it will be fine :)

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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:19 pm 
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370steve wrote:
it will be fine :)


Have you tested this on a Hornet? :)


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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:04 am 
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yes, and a few others to

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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:02 pm 
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Nyheim wrote:
Hi :)

I'm new here, and I just bought myself a 600 Hornet 99. Lovely bike.

I was thinking about installing a inline fuel filter, but I read a lot of people are saying it's not a good idea to do that on a bike with gravity fed fuel systems.

Has anyone else on here tried? I see that briggs and stratton produce some red inline filters that are meant for gravity feed, but I dont know if it will restrict fuel flow or not?

Thanks


Not sure why you'd want to, there's a 'gauze filter' in the tank; I've put 26000 miles on my 99 Hornet and have never experienced any fuel related running issues.

IMO it's an unnecessary mod and a potential future running issue/weak point.

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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:56 pm 
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Fine rust can get through the fuel tap gauze and end up in the carbs.

I've not had this problem on my Hornet, float bowls still fairly clean at 35K+ miles. However, my Hornet tank is rust free.

On one of my old 175 Hondas, the tank had some fine rust. New gauze filter in the fuel tap stops the larger rust particles, but not the very fine stuff. This partially blocked my main jets. I've since cleaned the carbs and lined the tank using a POR15 kit, but in the meantime as a precaution I fitted two inline filters ( CB 175 has twin fuel lines ). These are pleated paper, which will take out the fine stuff. They also contain magnets to trap any bigger rust fragments that might get through if no gauze in fuel tap.

Filters of this type will need to be replaced periodically, same as paper air or oil filters, and can cause problems if they don't have the capacity to flow enough fuel at full throttle.

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 Post Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:02 pm 
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Which inline filter do you recommend? A link would be great.

Anyone knows the flow rate on a 600 Hornet on wide open throttle?


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 Post Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:53 pm 
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Sorry, no idea so far as the Hornet goes, I've only fitted filters to my tiddler, which only sips fuel rather than gulping it like the Hornet does ...

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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:44 am 
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richard pitman wrote:
Sorry, no idea so far as the Hornet goes, I've only fitted filters to my tiddler, which only sips fuel rather than gulping it like the Hornet does ...


I see. Well, thanks for the reply anyways, Richard. I've seen quite a few of your replies in other threads, always contains good info.

I might try to fit a inline filter and see how the bike reacts, if I experience fuel cuts, I'll just remove it. Going to replace the tap gauze located in the fuel tank anyways, so I guess I'm safe either way. Just my OCD telling me to make sure the bike gets clean fuel. I actually have a spare engine I'm going to rebuild, and I might turbocharge it as well just for fun.


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 Post Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:16 pm 
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Yea, the gauze/filter in the tank should do a good job on its own. I've filled up at some proper dodgy places and no issues so far.


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 Post Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:19 am 
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anz243k wrote:
Yea, the gauze/filter in the tank should do a good job on its own. I've filled up at some proper dodgy places and no issues so far.


I see,

I'll check the fuel tank for particles and dirt in the bottom, and replace the gauze/filter. :)


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