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94 GL1500A fuel filter replacement

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:20 pm
by tcryder
I installed a new fuel filter on my 94, I bought it 3 years ago and hadn't replaced it. I think it was the original fuel filter, pictures attached.

Old fuel filter
Old fuel filter


Cut open fuel filter
Cut open fuel filter

I think it would created some problems in the near future. tcryder

Re: 94 GL1500A fuel filter replacement

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:36 pm
by redial
There is a stainless steel one from Randak's (sp), that lasts as long as the bike, as it is user cleanable. Make sure when you are servicing your bike to include the fuel filter as well as some of the other filters.

Re: 94 GL1500A fuel filter replacement

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:56 am
by tcryder
Thanks for the info. tcryder

Re: 94 GL1500A fuel filter replacement

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:10 am
by minimac
Often overlooked by many when doing maintenance. I'll bet a lot of owners have no idea where it is.

Re: 94 GL1500A fuel filter replacement

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:39 am
by Earl43P
minimac wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:10 am
Often overlooked by many when doing maintenance. I'll bet a lot of owners have no idea where it is.
Pretty hard to miss seeing that filter.
It's right there visible every time you open the hatch to refuel.

Re: 94 GL1500A fuel filter replacement

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:07 pm
by MikeB
minimac wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:10 am
Often overlooked by many when doing maintenance. I'll bet a lot of owners have no idea where it is.
I don't think he means it is not seen, just that replacement is overlooked by many. If I didn't have an Excel spreadsheet that I document maintenance on, I would probably overlook it as well. It is easy to neglect some tasks, like changing brake and clutch fluids annually.

Re: 94 GL1500A fuel filter replacement

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:04 pm
by TAZZ
Hey guys since we are talking about fuel filter I change my very 2yrs. I went to the service manual on page 3-12 and I don't see any where the said how many mile to replace the fuel filter.

Re: 94 GL1500A fuel filter replacement

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:47 pm
by AZgl1800
If you have the ones that you can see the filter, which is the only kind I buy, you will be able to see water start to collect on the bottom side of it.....

that is the time to change it....
on my lawnmower, that was every 2nd day, until I got a gallon of water out of it.....
don't ask..........

now, it lasts all summer, and I change it each spring

Re: 94 GL1500A fuel filter replacement

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:00 pm
by Rednaxs60
tcryder wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:20 pm
I installed a new fuel filter on my 94, I bought it 3 years ago and hadn't replaced it. I think it was the original fuel filter, pictures attached.20180808_132922.jpg20180808_133113.jpg I think it would created some problems in the near future. tcryder
Just changed the fuel filter on my '95 1500 and cut it open as well. Looks similar to yours.

Re: 94 GL1500A fuel filter replacement

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:24 pm
by Mtrdrms
When I first got my 90 a while back I was driving it home and it slowly lost power on the highway and died. Scary!
Went home and got the trailer and brought her home the hard way. Well when i serviced the bike I found the fuel filter to be totally clogged. Musta had 100k on it.