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Fuel Filter

I was reading the manual and apparently the bike has no fuel filter. Can someone confirm this?
Here in Peru, when you travel out of the cities, gas is very dirty on little towns and I'm sure (maybe not now but in a near future) that the fuel injection system will cause problems if I do not install a fuel filter, somewhere.
Someone did something about it? Any ideas?
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You are correct. There is no replaceable fuel filter. Have not heard of anyone adding one.
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From the service manual:
"Pump Screen, Fuel Filter Cleaning-
○The fuel filter is built into the pump and cannot be cleaned or checked. If the fuel filter is suspected of clogging or being damaged, replace it with the fuel pump as a set."

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Let me get this right invader, if the fuel filter is clogged you have to replace the complete fuel pump unit, sounds a exspensive excercise if you get caught out with dirty fuel!
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I know it sounds crazy... If my plastic screen bag fuel filter would ever start to get clogged, I'd pull the pump out, spray some of my Maxima air filter cleaner on it, rinse it off under warm running water, apply cleaner again, carefully brush it off with a small paint brush, rinse, apply a bit of dish detergent, rinse again, whip the water out, spray some WD-40 on it to displace the moisture and carefully blow it dry a couple times, then slap the sucker back on.
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Thanks for your information... I will try to see if I can put some of those universal fuel filters in the oultet of the fuel pump. I have seen some good options on K&N... I just have to check about the fuel system pressure.
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Fuel Pressure (High Pressure Line)-
With Engine Idling: 294 kPa (3.0 kgf/cm², 43 psi) with fuel pump running.
Fuel Pump-
Type: In-tank friction pump.
Discharge: 60 mL or more for 3 seconds.

Fuel Injectors-
Type: INP-287
Nozzle Type: One spray type with 12 holes.
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damn you are good
i was thinking something like maxtra brita type in the inlet of gasoline on top of the gas tank

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If I success installing some changeable fuel filter, I will send the pics from the installation...
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just as a matter of interest, anyone in the versys world had a blocked fuel feul filter before?
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Fuel Pressure (High Pressure Line)-
With Engine Idling: 294 kPa (3.0 kgf/cm², 43 psi) with fuel pump running.
Fuel Pump-
Type: In-tank friction pump.
Discharge: 60 mL or more for 3 seconds.

Fuel Injectors-
Type: INP-287
Nozzle Type: One spray type with 12 holes.
Invader:

What type of EFI system is the versys running. Is it K-Jet. KE-Jet, L-Jet or LH-jet or it is motronic , but I dont have lamda sensor on my exhaust.



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In my case I'm not worried about a blocked fuel filter, it's just how much efficient that "bag filter" is for dirty gasolines like we have here... clogged injection system should be a real problem.
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There are some small-ish funnels around with built in filters. Would make refueling slower and mean you would have to carry the funnel with you but might be good to get at least some of the crud out of your gas.
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In my case I'm not worried about a blocked fuel filter, it's just how much efficient that "bag filter" is for dirty gasolines like we have here... clogged injection system should be a real problem.
Between the V ‘s fuel filter design and the condition of your gas down there, it might be worth making some sort of a pre-filter, perhaps like a basket that would go right under the gas cap filler neck with easily removable/replaceable paper filters (like coffee or paint filters). Even if you had to fill it slowly, it could be worth it...

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Between the V ‘s fuel filter design and the condition of your gas down there, it might be worth making some sort of a pre-filter, perhaps like a basket that would go right under the gas cap filler neck with easily removable/replaceable paper filters (like coffee or paint filters). Even if you had to fill it slowly, it could be worth it...
Hardware, that's a good idea.

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Between the V ‘s fuel filter design and the condition of your gas down there, it might be worth making some sort of a pre-filter, perhaps like a basket that would go right under the gas cap filler neck with easily removable/replaceable paper filters (like coffee or paint filters). Even if you had to fill it slowly, it could be worth it...
yeap this exactly i was meaning by saying maxtra brita type of filtering.and maybe something permanent with replaceable medium.let me show you the maxtra brita technology http://www.brita.net/uk/promotion_source.html?&L=1
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It is very good how you can get so many good ideas from this forum
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Anyone have any experience with Mr Funnel? (insert gyno joke here)

Fuel filtering funnels: http://www.mrfunnel.com/Mr._Funnel/Models.html

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Looks to me like a good idea for fueling from gas cans, and if you've got space on your bike to take one to the station, at the station. (Disposing of the last bit at the bottom may be an issue when at the station, so you would have to have a plan for that...at least here in Calif. YMMV.)

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That looks like a good idea, I just emptied my tank prior to it being repainted and I couldn't believe the amount of dirt in the fuel. Even though it looks to be small particulate I'm sure if any did manage to get past the bag filter in the pump it would wreak havoc on the injectors. I think I might invest in the F1 Mr. Funnel it might also be good to check for kidney stone gravel on a long ride
Really there should be an in-line fuel filter on a vehicle with fuel injectors IMH

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I was reading the manual and apparently the bike has no fuel filter. Can someone confirm this?
Here in Peru, when you travel out of the cities, gas is very dirty on little towns and I'm sure (maybe not now but in a near future) that the fuel injection system will cause problems if I do not install a fuel filter, somewhere.
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something you can do is put the fuel in a fuel can and let it sit for a bit and siphon the fuel off the top to avoid the water and dirtiness

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