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2020 VIII Racer LE Shipped with a Good Fuel Filter!?

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Phantom, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. Phantom

    Phantom Just got it firing!

    Oct 3, 2019
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    Good afternoon all my Guzzi Guys and Gals,
    First time poster, long time lurker. Very new to the Guzzi scene w/ a 2020 VIII LE Racer (pics forthcoming)... yada yada yada...

    I was about half way through my 1K mile service, replacing the fuel filter when I got the surprise of my day: What appears to be a half way decent filter not made of plastic! Shocked, I snapped a couple photos...


    Is this something to do w/ the LE? Is this new to 2020's?

    Don't get me wrong, I appreciate that this one shipped with a better fuel filter, but getting that tank and sender off with the tight evap system is a solid 6 out of 10 on the PITA scale, haha!

    Additional thoughts?

    Last edited: Oct 29, 2019
  2. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

    Jul 1, 2009
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    Congrats and welcome... and yes, a pleasant surprise! I haven't been into one yet at my shop, so noted! Thanks for the post. Look forward to your post on the Registry next. Enjoy it!
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  3. Brian UK

    Brian UK GT Reference

    Nov 6, 2008
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    Addlestone, Surrey, UK
    It's about time. Those half plastic ones have been failing for what, 15 years now?
    But Guzzi can be a bit slow to react sometimes.

    By the way, those half plastic filters, the KL150, were designed to be used with diesel fuel according to Mahle Customer Services in the UK.
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  4. V700Steve

    V700Steve GT Reference GT di Razza Pura

    Dec 8, 2008
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    Atlanta area, GA
    Guzzi must have finally run out of stock on the 1/2 plastic.
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  5. roadscum

    roadscum Cruisin' Guzzisti

    May 1, 2009
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    SW Florida
    That's great news!! Makes it less likely that new owners will be stranded at road side as I was 1000 miles from home, on a fly/ride and only 1200 miles on a 2 week old V7 Special. Even though I was about 250+ miles from the purchasing dealer, Hamlin Cycle in Bethel Ct., they came to fetch me and the bike. They are the best, THANK YOU Jim!!

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