Fuel filter moved outside of the tank - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 2007, 11:57 am Thread Starter
Noob
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Posts: 7
Fuel filter moved outside of the tank

I once relocated a R1100RT fuel filter to the outside of the tank. This is my first K bike a 2003 K1200GT. Can the fuel filter on the K1200GT be moved to the out of the tank also? If so, will the fuel lines be reconnected the same as the RT? Where can I find instructions? Thanks for the help.
larrydh is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 2007, 12:47 pm
Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: , , UK
Posts: 3,750
It's your call if you want to risk becoming a roman candle or making a quick fire escape from the bike.

The fuel system runs at a nominal regulated 60psi. The aluminium can isn't going to take enormous pressure, although I tested mine to 80psi just to make sure I wasn't putting in a faulty one.

However, as the yards of paper filter filter become more clogged so the input pressure can rise and some have measured over 150psi. The regultor on the bike is AFTER the fuel flter. Now you might be very careful and change your filter regularly.

But how would you feel about the prospect of the fuel filter splitting between your legs at this pressure and being sprayed by fuel?

I understand why BMW located the fuel filter inside the fuel cell. And if you think it's just the filter you replace, then remember there's also a gauze pickup strainer in there to check. The only way I'd ever consider externally mounting the filter is if I could add a small in-line pressure regulator set to about 80psi. Then if the filter really clogged the bike wouldn't run very well. Actually it's not a bad idea anyway, since you'd get early warning of a clogged filter, it could prevent a sustained pump overload and expensive failure. You win a few ounces of extra gas capacity with an external filter.



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!
voxmagna is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Absolutely the most detailed description of the K1200S I've come across... sinc K12/1300S 20 Jul 19th, 2014 9:04 am
Fuel Filter Replacement & Tank Gasket macdonge Technical, Repair and Maintenance 11 May 3rd, 2008 2:24 pm
better fuel filter Fotoman Other K-Bikes Discussion 3 Jul 16th, 2007 7:46 am
long story about last years ride KbikeLarry Ride Tales 0 Jun 27th, 2006 10:14 am
Aux fuel tank... on top of tank? MikeyD Bike Talk 6 Apr 25th, 2006 11:06 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome