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post #1 of 7 Old 07-15-2017, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Hidden fuel filter

I have heard that the only fuel protection is a screen in the petcock assembly, but I disassembled my carb to clean it and discovered a small fuel screen/filter in the inlet of the fuel nipple on the carb. It actually remains in the fuel line when it is removed. I didnít find this filter on any parts list (It was clean so I didnít need to replace it).
If you are having fuel starvation problems, this might be a good place to look.

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EXBMW, The tiny, secondary, in-line or in-nipple fuel filter showed up in about 2012. When Keihin switched over from replaceable fuel & vent nipples to "non-replaceable" nipples.

Be very careful with them rigid nipples or you will have to install a brass Harley part to replace your error.

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EXBMW, The tiny, secondary, in-line or in-nipple fuel filter showed up in about 2012. When Keihin switched over from replaceable fuel & vent nipples to "non-replaceable" nipples.

Be very careful with them rigid nipples or you will have to install a brass Harley part to replace your error.
Actually, they showed up in 2011. Mine has one. I like it located after all the rubber fuel line that may deteriorate and send bits down the line float needle and seat.

If you break that elbow, it is not hard to remove and replace. For get the videos with the homemade pullers. Just pull it out with pliers and press the new one in with a vice. Kawasaki doesn't sell them, but if you know the right guy (pdwestman) he will direct you to a Harly aftermarket shop or vendor to get one for a sportster.
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That is what's called (in many circles) a duckbill filter. It works wonders in filtering debris that escapes the petcock filtration.
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Be very careful with them rigid nipples or you will have to install a brass Harley part to replace your error.
I just broke my "L" fuel nipple this morning trying to replace my fuel line. The OEM plastic part # 92005-1283, Fitting "L" type is only 6.95 on-line but I would like to replace it with something stronger than plastic. Would you know what the Harley part number is?


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I just broke my "L" fuel nipple this morning trying to replace my fuel line. The OEM plastic part # 92005-1283, Fitting "L" type is only 6.95 on-line but I would like to replace it with something stronger than plastic. Would you know what the Harley part number is?
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The Harly part I referred to above is only for gen2 carbs with nonreplaceable inlet elbows. 2011 and newer and some 2010. It sounds strange - a replacement part for a nonreplaceable part. It is a press fit with no O-ring seal.

Since you have a part number for your inlet elbow, I assume your KLR is older and recommend just getting the Kawasaki removable replacement.
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The Harly part I referred to above is only for gen2 carbs with nonreplaceable inlet elbows. 2011 and newer and some 2010. It sounds strange - a replacement part for a nonreplaceable part. It is a press fit with no O-ring seal.

Since you have a part number for your inlet elbow, I assume your KLR is older and recommend just getting the Kawasaki removable replacement.
Yes, I have a 2008 and I did order the OEM part this afternoon.
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