Fuel Filter

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Fuel Filter

Post by nitefuzz » Fri May 09, 2014 7:58 pm

Any advise on which Fuel Filter to get from Cyclemax............ they have one that is from Show Chrome for $6.00 and they have another one that is OEM Honda filter for $14.50............. what the big difference and has anyone had any problems with the cheaper fuel filter.

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Re: Fuel Filter

Post by ct1500 » Fri May 09, 2014 8:44 pm

I would be willing to bet some guys are still running around on an OEM filter from when bike was new. :roll:

I would not try that with the lower priced one but if you change it out in a few years time you should be OK. Japan or chinlee built your choice.

Routine maintenance, just get in the habit of changing filters, fluids and plugs.
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Re: Fuel Filter

Post by MikeB » Fri May 09, 2014 9:46 pm

You might want to look here for your filter questions.


I don't know what brand the "cheap" filters are from Cyclemax but I do not know of any other manufacturer out there that is making these filters.
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Re: Fuel Filter

Post by cbx4evr » Fri May 09, 2014 9:59 pm

Go with the OEM. A filter is a lot cheaper than a carb job. You can also convert it to a common automotive filter.
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Re: Fuel Filter

Post by HALBUDD » Fri May 09, 2014 11:31 pm

Just make sure that its not an amigo not sure I spelled it right but the glue in them comes apart and will clog your carbs.
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Re: Fuel Filter

Post by minimac » Mon May 12, 2014 9:27 am

I will be changing my fuel filter a lot more often now, after the problem it has recently caused me. I think 3 or four times annually(for me) will not be overkill. Of course I converted to an automotive type, so the $7 or $8 will not be a big deal and it's cheap insurance.

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Re: Fuel Filter

Post by bstig60 » Mon May 12, 2014 9:29 am

I am using the glass type filter that you can clean or replace the element. I have had it on the bike for nearly a year without any problems other than I didn't get it tight enough to start with and it leaked a bit. Tightening it up stopped the leak and no problems since. About 7000 miles.............

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Re: Fuel Filter

Post by WingAdmin » Mon May 12, 2014 12:57 pm

There's also this option, from Randakk:

http://randakks.com/products/randakks-h ... uel-filter

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