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And if your filter is made of paper and gets contaminated with water then it may suddenly not flow anything. I find water the biggest problem and as our carbs are stuck out the side of thr bike not all the water comes from the tank.
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Many parts of the world have ethnol as a fuel additive, very prevelent in the midwest here, that will carry water thru the filter along with the gas....just a thought....Ken

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Both my mate and I picked up our new Ural LX's in July 2008 in Sydney( both black with white pin stripes). In Jan. 2009 both had separate incidents (different fuel source) of petrol filling a cylinder and hydrolocking. The fix has been an in-line filter and neither of us have had any problems since.

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I used to know aerobatic pilot who would filter all fuel thru a chamois skin, as a clogged what ever, inverted 20 feet off the ground, will always ruin your day......

What do you mean used to know?!?!? :rolleyes: :blush2: :wino:

 

I run clear inline fuel filters and haven't had any problems.

I have old 50 year old rusty tanks with Polish paint and some kind of cheap POR-15 in them, though. The filters do catch a lot of crud. A lot of the particles are probably smaller than the jets and would pass unimpeded them and into the cylinders and right on out the exhaust.

 

I do feel comfortable when I see that there is gas in them. At least I know I have positive fuel flow. You do have to get over the air bubble thing though. Occasionally mine get a bubble, but for the most part, they stay filled up with fuel now. They are a pretty good gas gauge for the most part, too.

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