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Offline organaphus

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Filler mesh?
« on: September 17, 2018, 09:01:59 AM »
I suspect, like me, some of you folks may have had trouble with the plastic insert in the fuel tank. Whilst filling up yesterday, the little devil decided to slip anchor and plunged to the bottom of the tank. Short of stripping down and removing the tank, I doubt that theirs any way of retrieving it. The question is, has anyone had the same thing happen, left it at the bottom, and had any problems?

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Re: Filler mesh?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 09:12:38 AM »
Don't bother, you are not the first or last Explorer owner where the filler restriction dropped inside the tank.
https://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,9973.msg123537.html#msg123537
But on my 2018 Tiger 1200 the design is different and the restrictor cannot be pulled out with pliers.

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 01:28:02 PM »
Yeap, don't worry about it at all. Mine fell in around 500 miles of ownership. I never heard back from the little bugger after 40,000 miles.
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Re: Filler mesh?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 06:26:56 PM »
In the latest generation Tiger 1200 the restrictor is a fixed bar. Fortunately not a fuel spray device  :152:

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Re: Filler mesh?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 06:31:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by TRITIGEX [+]
In the latest generation Tiger 1200 the restrictor is a fixed bar. Fortunately not a fuel spray device  :152:

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I totally forgot about that memory... it truly was annoying
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Re: Filler mesh?
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 07:32:28 PM »
What is this thing actually for?

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Re: Filler mesh?
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 07:38:46 PM »
Mmmm...laywers  ......prevent sparks...prevent damage to fuel level sensor...or just to increase fuel spray  :046:

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Re: Filler mesh?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2018, 04:32:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by Deep6blue [+]
What is this thing actually for?
I think that it used to be to prevent the use of leaded gasoline in unleaded motors. The hole matches the filler nozzle size.

Edit: just realized what you are talking about. Took a closer look at the picture. It is the wire across the filler. We don't have that here, but I can guess its purpose. It is to prevent people from parking the filler nozzle in the filler and then locking the fill valve open and leaving the filler unattended. The reason would be that the fuel tank is located directly over the engine and a major overflow is a fire hazard.

Here, the ability to lock the filler valve open is removed on self-serve pumps, so you have no choice but to stand there holding it open -- although I have seen people who jam the filler handle open with their wallet  :033:
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Re: Filler mesh?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2018, 06:16:40 PM »

fill'er up!
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Re: Filler mesh?
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2018, 02:52:13 AM »
I always figured it was used to help fill the tank with the automatic shutoff.  It would let the fuel nozzle sit at the correct height to fully fill the tank.

 


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