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    Fuel Filter? What Fuel Filter !
    on: August 18, 2022, 01:57:55 am
    August 18, 2022, 01:57:55 am
    Just confirming. a few months ago When I got My bike serviced at 20,000klms I asked them to change every filter including the Fuel Filter.

     On completion the Service Tech said. "These bikes don't have a fuel filter" is that correct? :084: I find that strange, particularly for a fuel-injected engine.

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    Re: Fuel Filter? What Fuel Filter !
    Reply #1 on: August 18, 2022, 02:16:21 am
    August 18, 2022, 02:16:21 am
    *Originally Posted by GerPa [+]
    Just confirming. a few months ago When I got My bike serviced at 20,000klms I asked them to change every filter including the Fuel Filter.

     On completion the Service Tech said. "These bikes don't have a fuel filter" is that correct? :084: I find that strange, particularly for a fuel-injected engine.
    The fuel filter is part of the fuel pump assembly and has no separate part number. You have to change the fuel pump to change the filter (although, DIY owners have successfully refreshed there own filters).
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    Re: Fuel Filter? What Fuel Filter !
    Reply #2 on: August 18, 2022, 02:25:43 am
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    Gees that's bloody helpful,

    I noticed a price of about 275 pounds which is about A$480 so that pretty prohibitive.

    One would think if that's where it is located, Then hopefully those good Ol Triumph Engineers must think it's not really critical to replace it on a scheduled interval.

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    Re: Fuel Filter? What Fuel Filter !
    Reply #3 on: August 18, 2022, 06:36:46 pm
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    *Originally Posted by GerPa [+]
    Gees that's bloody helpful,

    I noticed a price of about 275 pounds which is about A$480 so that pretty prohibitive.

    One would think if that's where it is located, Then hopefully those good Ol Triumph Engineers must think it's not really critical to replace it on a scheduled interval.
    I think that it is more of a mesh bag to screen out lumps. But it can get fowled if the bike sits for years with stale fuel in it. I don't think that it is a maintenance item.
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    Re: Fuel Filter? What Fuel Filter !
    Reply #4 on: August 19, 2022, 03:24:59 pm
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     :0461:  They are more a strainer than filter, not common to replace these at all.

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    Re: Fuel Filter? What Fuel Filter !
    Reply #5 on: August 19, 2022, 11:58:39 pm
    August 19, 2022, 11:58:39 pm
    I can't say certain, but I think that's how it's been done on all Triumph's EFI bikes since at least 2005.  My 06 Sprint had the same system.  Never a fueling problem in 60K miles.

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    Re: Fuel Filter? What Fuel Filter !
    Reply #6 on: August 20, 2022, 05:42:27 am
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    I am not aware of any modern motorcycle using a cartridge style fuel filter. As others mentioned it is strainer, that smoothes the flow to the pump. The little screen at the intake takes care of coarse particles. The integration of a cartridge filter can be a challenge due to tight packaging and requires a larger, more powerful pump too.
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    Re: Fuel Filter? What Fuel Filter !
    Reply #7 on: August 20, 2022, 06:01:47 am
    August 20, 2022, 06:01:47 am
    *Originally Posted by JG_XRT [+]
    I can't say certain, but I think that's how it's been done on all Triumph's EFI bikes since at least 2005.  My 06 Sprint had the same system.  Never a fueling problem in 60K miles.

    Well Gents
    Let me correct you on this point, I just sold My 2011 Triumph Thunderbird 1600 and it had an inline cartridge filter in the tank as well as the Pickup suction strainer. Triumph wanted A$48 for the Inline Cartridge Filter and I found a replacement Fleetguard filter with 40-micron rating vs Triumph 10 Micron Rating for A$9.50.

    And that's why I asked the Original Question.

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    Re: Fuel Filter? What Fuel Filter !
    Reply #8 on: August 22, 2022, 01:16:44 pm
    August 22, 2022, 01:16:44 pm
    I get your point, but honestly, I never had any clogged fuel filter on any of my 5 Triumphs (my first '97 Steamer had a fuel tank air hose pinched, does that count? ;-).
    Plus, I don't get the idea of installing a coarser fuel filter. The whole system being digitally regulated, you won't get more fuel, only more risk of dirt getting in.
    Last Edit: August 22, 2022, 01:18:30 pm by NiK

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    Re: Fuel Filter? What Fuel Filter !
    Reply #9 on: August 23, 2022, 08:57:07 am
    August 23, 2022, 08:57:07 am
    Same here Nik. I have never ever had a blocked filter on any of My Triumphs., and when I did change the 1600 Thunderbird Filter I cut it open for a look and it was pretty clean.

    in this country, there is a risk of getting dirty fuel, particularly in the outback where usage and Service Station fuel turnovers are low. and in some cases in this country, they keep a bit of water in the underground tanks to keep the fuel up /onto of the water and not go stale. The thing Aussies have woken up to is that if there is a tanker dropping fuel at a Service Station then keep going and don't take the risk of picking up dirty fuel and water mix as the fuel being dropped from the road tanker stirs up the underground fuel.

    I was just a bit amazed that when told by the Service Tech that the Tiger didn't have one. :821:
    Last Edit: August 23, 2022, 09:15:56 am by GerPa