Safe to run in-line fuel filter on 450's?


7 replies to this topic
  • rdefonce

Posted November 25, 2008 - 07:29 AM

#1

I want to keep dirt out'a the carb but I definitely DON'T want to starve the motor of fuel . . . which filter would you recommend for max flow, and still fit the confined space.

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted November 25, 2008 - 07:45 AM

#2

I want to keep dirt out'a the carb but I definitely DON'T want to starve the motor of fuel . . . which filter would you recommend for max flow, and still fit the confined space.


My last WR450 i ran one from new and i put over 11k miles on it with no issues what so ever...my new 08 has one on it...so i say go for it:thumbsup:

  • kain522

Posted November 25, 2008 - 07:53 AM

#3

I hope it's safe, been doing it for 2 years. I can't remember the name of the filter (uni-flo maybe?) but the bike never seemed to lack fuel. Most of my riding has been trail with some playtime on MX tracks, so it's possible that I just haven't been on the gas enough to cause problems.

  • William1

Posted November 25, 2008 - 07:59 AM

#4

Nearly an inline filter will be fine. You bike consumes fuel by the drop so in this case, size does not matter. If you had a steel fuel tank, full pf crap, then a large filter would be important as it would fill up junk quickly. Just keep an eye on it and when it looks like there is debris, replace it.

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  • GENE426

Posted November 25, 2008 - 08:00 AM

#5

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works on my CRF450 fine

  • WB450

Posted November 25, 2008 - 08:34 AM

#6

You have a screen on your pick up tube in the tank already, but you should be ok if you want to run 2.

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted November 25, 2008 - 09:05 AM

#7

You have a screen on your pick up tube in the tank already, but you should be ok if you want to run 2.


Very true but silt can get past that screen!

  • rdefonce

Posted November 25, 2008 - 09:29 AM

#8

Very true but silt can get past that screen!


I concur, fine stuff can still get past that screen.
Since inline filt won't inhibit flow, I'm putting one on now.
Thanks for all your suggestions guys!





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