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V7 Fuel Filter Not Replaceable?

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Mayakovski, May 13, 2019.

  1. DeadEye

    DeadEye High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    I have a filter waiting to be installed,and your not doing anything to encourage me !
    I have had jobs where I have had to hit Reverse it’s @#$&%$* Anoying !!!

    Try another day...
     
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  2. Mayakovski

    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    I hear ya Deadeye. I will be trying again in the spring. In the meantime I am only using ethanol free fuel and 3 summers/15,000 KM later and the original filter is still solid and white like it should be.
     
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    Godfrey High Miler GT Famiglia

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    It's not that difficult, just takes some patience and a good feel for putting impossible shapes through too-small holes... :)

    Seriously, I have not changed it yet on my 2017 V7III Racer, but I suspect that I will this coming year. I'll drain the tank and do it just the way I've seen it done at the shop. I don't expect much difficulty, just the usual silliness.

    G
     
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    vagrant GT Reference

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    You're right, but it's not going to happen! Actually, some purchasing agent should have them all shoved up his a..!
     
  5. David Bracey

    David Bracey Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    My 2011 V7 Racer and 2011 Norge are both still on their first fuel filters. Reading these posts makes me wonder if I have been incredibly lucky or perhaps something changes after 2011. Am I minutes away from a failure or should I sleep at night? David
     
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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Depends on your ethanol content. The more, the faster they seem to fail. Ride it until it fails and see. ;)
     
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    David Bracey Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    That is what I figured too. Ethanol content here is 5%. Thanks.
     
  8. Mayakovski

    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Can you get ethanol free fuel, or does all your fuel contain ethanol? Here in Canada most (though not all) gas stations have an ethanol free option.
     
  9. David Bracey

    David Bracey Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    I don’t think we have an option here.
     
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    DeadEye High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    I think most of the “High” octane 91/94 fuels up here are ethanol free.
     
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    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Agreed, I think in 15,000 KM I have twice added in gas with ethanol, and I added as little as possible and then burned it out as fast as able before adding in ethanol free.
     
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    If in the US you will get ethanol! Can't be avoided unless you find a station that carries the non and then it can be from 86-90 octane and as much as double the normal gas price. Unless you are a gambler or plan to sell it soon just change the filter for a metal one.
     
  13. David Bracey

    David Bracey Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    CA79FA9E-1CDD-49A2-A7CF-16ECB7DD5528.jpeg All our fuel seems to have 5% ethanol now. Even super unleaded.

    I wonder if UK or European spec bikes have had this issue.
    I’ll replace my filters this summer and report back on their condition.
    David
     
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    DeadEye High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    Geezzz H Murphy !

    Quoted from the euroNews:

    EU fuels are to be given a different name.

    Petrol will become E5, gasoline will change to B7 and hydrogen gas will become H2.
    Three large groups of fuels, represented by geometric shapes will be put in place:


    A circle will mean petrol - under the label E5, E10, or E85.

    A square will mean diesel - under the label B7, B10, and XTL.


    A diamond will mean hydrogen fuel - which will be available under H2, CNG, LPG, and LNG.

    Since when does Gasoline = Diesel.
    Are the nozzles all identical ( other than Hydrogen and compressed gas - Liquified fuels)
    I’ve been to the UK, France, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany , Bermuda , OZ and didn’t notice it was that fubar .
    No wonder they need to Standardize the Names !!!
     
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    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Wait, petrol and gasoline are different things over there? Here is Canada they are the same ting. WOW, that is confusing.
     
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    David Bracey Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    No, petrol and gasoline are the same thing here. I think that’s a very confusing typo and should say “Petrol will become E5, DIESEL will change to B7, ....”
     
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    Another V7 with its plastic fuel filter where it belongs - in the GARBAGE!
    This is from my 2014 model, bulging and soft. Good to get it replaced.

    [​IMG]
     
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    DeadEye High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    How much fiddling was there to get the assembly out..

    How awkward was disconnecting the pressurized fuel line from the unit ?
    I was going to remove the tank when I was doing the SAS but just couldn’t get it disconnected.
    ( but I didn’t try very hard ;) )
    Maybe with some else holding up the tank, it might be easier ?
     
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    To remove the fuel pump assembly, watch the GTM video on youtube. It tells you which way to turn and when. My assembly came out the exact way they showed and went back in with no problem. That video definitely saved me a lot of time and frustration.

    On mine. I ran my tank as low as I could, propped the back up with a block of wood, disconnected the fuel line (a little fiddly but squeezing it in and moving it around worked it loose), disconnected the wire connecter. Once done, the tank will slide back and come off pretty easily.


    When I did the SAS I just lifted up the tank on a block of wood. It would be much, much easier with the tank removed.
     
  20. David Bracey

    David Bracey Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Don't try and disconnect the pressurised line without releasing the pressure first. Disconnect the electrical connector block to the fuel pump, run the engine until it splutters and dies, then disconnect the fuel connector.

    Good luck.
     
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