fuel filter

Dave Daniels dwaynedaniels at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jun 18 05:48:14 PDT 2009

Yep, just cut the line below the petcock and put the filter between the petcock and the carbs. Not difficult at all. You just need to make sure you get a filter with the right size nipples and make sure to install it in the correct direction. Also leave enough hose dangling below the petcock to be able to move it around a little while pushing it onto the filter. And I think the screw-type hose clamps work the best.

--- On Thu, 6/18/09, Paul Landry <p_landry at telus.net> wrote:

From: Paul Landry <p_landry at telus.net>
Subject: RE: fuel filter
To: "'Drew Blanchard'" <drewblanchard at gmavt.net>, gpzlist at micapeak.com
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2009, 12:54 AM


I have copied a few clips from old e-mail on subject I had in my collection.
I purchased the Russell inline fuel filter from my local dealer.  They had
to bring it in for me, but they had access to it.. 

See Russell Fuel Filter  <http://www.russellperformance.com>
www.russellperformance.com for the "Street Fuel Filter".   I paid $20 for
mine, I know there are cheaper plastic, but I liked the look of the

The fuel tap is a 10 mm tap, which according to my conversion program
corresponds to 0,3937 inches, so I guess 3/8" (0,375 inches) is what comes
closest. There are not many (small) fuel filters with that size of fitting
around. The only one I could find is was sold on a HD accessories stand on a
market. It's partly hidden below the carbs though and looks quite descrete.

'96 "Black Stealth" GPz

5/16"; Purolator F10024, all metal worked for me.

Bill in Yardley, PA

Paul W. Landry
P_Landry at telus.net

-----Original Message-----
From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [ <mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com>
mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On Behalf Of Drew Blanchard
Sent: June-17-09 6:31 PM
To: gpzlist at micapeak.com
Subject: fuel filter

I've seen many references to installing a fuel filter (Ped advised it's a
"must do") but I assume this means cutting a fuel line and installing an
inline filter, since the only filter I know of is a screen at the bottom of
the tank.  I need details on how/what to do.  Pictures would be very

"New blue" (or "Barry," as my wife calls it) ran great the 400 miles from
Philly, but ran rough as soon as I stared it this morning to ride to work.
Almost sounded like a plug was fouling.  Made it very difficult
to leave cleanly from a stop (stalled 3x at a stop sign on a hill).  
Was a bit better on the ride home (also a lot warmer).

I know the service manager at the local Kawi dealer, who suggested using a
high quality fuel cleaner before doing anything else, and though the long
ride likely stirred up some sediment in the tank, plugging one of the pilot

So,I need to install a filter.  I searched my old email but apparently
didn't keep any messages describing how best to do this.

Drew in VT

P.S.  Glad to hear you're OK, Bill.  I almost kicked a car on the way back
from Philly because the driver, yakking on a cell phone, wandered across the
lane and came dangerously close.  She didn't even acknowledge she almost got

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