found this little filter thing in my gas tank :O - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods For maintaining, repair or modifications of Generation 1 KLR's. 2007 and earlier.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 03-03-2018, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 22
found this little filter thing in my gas tank :O

1990 KLR650

Found this rattling around in my gas tank. Here is a picture of it.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20170522_140711_v1.jpg (76.4 KB, 14 views)
rhubic90 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 03-03-2018, 03:12 AM
1st Gear
 
insan3guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 77
Yeah that's the filter for the petcock (fuel valve). You need to drain your gas tank (or turn it upside down I guess) and pull the petcock to either install a new one entirely or just put the filter back on the tube (I don't know anything about adhesives used to secure something submersed in gasoline though).

pic attached for clarity (upper is stock, lower is alternate version, available from eagle mike)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg fuel petcock.jpg (30.4 KB, 11 views)
insan3guy is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 03-03-2018, 10:09 AM
OverDrive
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Posts: 5,235
J-B Weld epoxy is gasoline safe, as is Permatex Cold Weld epoxy.

I have re-glued more than a few internal filters back into or onto many fuel petcocks in my 42 years in this shop.
I wish they would sell new filters! Extreme fuel tank varnish will destroy the filters, but the rest of the petcock is cleanable/rebuildable. In which case we use an external in-line filter, but Not paper style.

Use either screen or sintered brass external filters.

pdwestman
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!

Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 84,000+ miles & counting
pdwestman is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 Old 03-03-2018, 04:40 PM
4th Gear
 
GoMotor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,203
I used the internal inline filters used in the fuel line at the inlet elbow to the carburetor on 2010 and later gen2 KLRs to replace my in-tank filters.
GoMotor is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 03-03-2018, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 22
Ok,
I already have an external inline filter so I won't worry about it.
rhubic90 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do I mothball a gas tank? bsklr 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 6 02-02-2015 09:58 AM
getting decals off gas tank climber338 Other KLR's - 250, 600, Tengai, C Models, KLX... 4 04-23-2012 02:50 PM
Getting out gas from tank.... Dagwood_55 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 7 08-08-2009 10:50 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome