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

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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.

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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:

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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.

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

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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!

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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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