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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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2006 Vulcan Classic 1500 question

I can't seem to find a fuel filter online anywhere for this bike. I've been searching for about 30 minutes now with no luck.

Can anyone help a brother out? I'm assuming this is a stock part available at the dealer, but I'd like to get some idea how much $$$ it will be before I show up.

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Why do you think you need a new fuel filter ? Mine is still the original from "97 and it is feeding a huge carb with a lot of flow and still it does its job fine ! If you have a problem, I seriously doubt it is from the fuel filter, and, The steeler knows already that you think you need one and has marked the price up just for YOU !
If you really need one take yours off and go to the local auto parts store or better a NAPA, show them what you need and have them fit for the hose and the strap fitment.

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Why do you think you need a new fuel filter ? Mine is still the original from "97 and it is feeding a huge carb with a lot of flow and still it does its job fine ! If you have a problem, I seriously doubt it is from the fuel filter, and, The steeler knows already that you think you need one and has marked the price up just for YOU !
If you really need one take yours off and go to the local auto parts store or better a NAPA, show them what you need and have them fit for the hose and the strap fitment.
First, my bike is fuel injected so I don't know if that changes your response.

What I've been having is a problem with "chugging" while riding. Took the pump assembly out of the tank, took the fuel filter out & what came out of it is brown as Mississippi River water. My buddy looked at me and said, "That's not supposed to look like that...there's your problem."

This is a guy who tears apart his truck engine on a weekend just to clean it...for fun! So I take his opinions pretty seriously.

Nice idea on going to NAPA though...I may have to try that.
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I change my filter every 20k, need it or not. They're cheap and gas where I live is very inconsistent in sediments and such.

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I change my filter every 20k, need it or not. They're cheap and gas where I live is very inconsistent in sediments and such.

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That sounds like a good reason to change it to me for sure !
I'd be leary about some of my fuel sources then too as it may be one of your fuel stops may have a badly contaminated holding tank.
I found a station once, a little place that was quite old, when I pumped gas it appeared very dark and I suspected that they were recycling old oil into their holding tanks for extra profits. They also were very near a bay so their ground water could have been brakish and tanks corroded. My bike sputtered some on trip home !

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That sounds like a good reason to change it to me for sure !
I'd be leary about some of my fuel sources then too as it may be one of your fuel stops may have a badly contaminated holding tank.
I found a station once, a little place that was quite old, when I pumped gas it appeared very dark and I suspected that they were recycling old oil into their holding tanks for extra profits. They also were very near a bay so their ground water could have been brakish and tanks corroded. My bike sputtered some on trip home !
I think the main problem with mine is that it has 23.4k on it & it has never been changed. Also it started doing this after it was painted back in March...and there were STILL flakes of paint in the tank as of last night!

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i dont think that filter will stand up to the pressure of a fuel injection system.....it says right in the description that it is for carbed engines.....

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did you try Ron Ayers? they sell Kawasaki OEM parts
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the filter is not listed as a seperate part by kawasaki....it only comes as part of the fuel pump assembly

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