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Old 06-11-2014, 03:51 PM
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Has anyone ever toyed with using an electric fuel pump on an XS? What do you think the max/min pressure of the stock system is?
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:05 PM
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Only reason would be if you were going to fuel inject the bike. Some have went to fuel injection.
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:34 PM
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I did a search and found several threads telling me how dumb the question was. Should 'a searched first. Clyde
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I did a search and found several threads telling me how dumb the question was. Should 'a searched first. Clyde
I wouldn't say that it is a dumb question. It is more just a question of what your end goal would be?
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:42 PM
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Nervous. Just wanted some fuel to show in the inline filters. With tank sitting 2 feet higher than stock the filters show about 3/4 full vs barely visible in stock position.
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:17 PM
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Is the vent in the gas cap clear? Are the vents in the carbs clear (as well as the hoses and the nipples that the hoses connect to in the airbox)? How old are the filters/are the filters clogged? What type of filters are they?
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:37 PM
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Filters are clear and small enough to fit vertically between carb boots. They are hours old and installed with arrow pointing correctly. Quarter inch clear fuel line, no kinks. Totally disassembled and cleaned gas cap (was blocked). Had floats set at 23mm(!) and discovered that the vents were clear and flowed well . I plan to field strip petcocks and carbs again tonight.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:27 PM
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Filters are clear and small enough to fit vertically between carb boots. They are hours old and installed with arrow pointing correctly. Quarter inch clear fuel line, no kinks. Totally disassembled and cleaned gas cap (was blocked). Had floats set at 23mm(!) and discovered that the vents were clear and flowed well . I plan to field strip petcocks and carbs again tonight.
Hi Clyde,
By the third time(tripple clean), sound like your getting close.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:04 PM
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Filters are clear and small enough to fit vertically between carb boots. They are hours old and installed with arrow pointing correctly. Quarter inch clear fuel line, no kinks. Totally disassembled and cleaned gas cap (was blocked). Had floats set at 23mm(!) and discovered that the vents were clear and flowed well . I plan to field strip petcocks and carbs again tonight.
If you cross the lines under the boots, run the right petcock to #1 and #2 and run the left petcock to #3 and #4 you can put those filters under the boots horizontally. Also, if you connect both lines with T's before the filters on both lines under there you won't run out of fuel on one side before the other and if there is an issue with one petcock you'll still be able to feed all the carbs off of one.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:46 PM
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The only reason I could think to do this was if you were going to put a couple tanks in the saddle bags then the pump would be used to move the fuel to the main tank...

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Old 06-13-2014, 06:22 AM
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Nervous. Just wanted some fuel to show in the inline filters. With tank sitting 2 feet higher than stock the filters show about 3/4 full vs barely visible in stock position.

Just thinking here....Does it really matter? Having a low visible fuel amount in a filter does not make any difference to its performance. The fuel will still flow through and be filtered.

If you are worried about it then disconnect a fuel line and open the petcock to let fuel run out into a container. If you get a steady stream then everything is fine. All I would worry about is that the outlet is lower than the inlet to make sure you don't get an air bubble that stops the flow out.
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Thanks for the input, guys. Cleaning the carbs and petcocks became OBE (Overcome By Events -- babysitting grand kids) until tomorrow. Brandt, regarding "triple cleaning", add a zero to the number 3. I'm about ready to use C4 for the next cleaning (patience is not my strong suit).
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:48 PM
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Thanks for the input, guys. Cleaning the carbs and petcocks became OBE (Overcome By Events -- babysitting grand kids) until tomorrow. Brandt, regarding "triple cleaning", add a zero to the number 3. I'm about ready to use C4 for the next cleaning (patience is not my strong suit).
Understand that Clyde! Unfortunately, patience and more so, anal/ particular IS needed especially on the carbs.
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why don't you get your lazy tail over there and give him a hand Brant?????
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:27 PM
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why don't you get your lazy tail over there and give him a hand Brant?????
Somehow I knew that was comin'..............just couldn't decifer if it was gonna be you or 3Phase.
Having met Clyde at his place a year ago or so, and being more 'old school', could see he had pretty good 'savvy' when pointed in the right initial direction, specially since he'd done the Chrysler charging system conversion long before he was a member here, IIRC.
Think he kinda likes to figure things out for himself for future references..........unless in a real jam.

As for my lazy tail..........guess I need to get busy re-painting a couple bedrooms so's I can direct my attention to the two new Conti Go tars for the Bentley that just showed up at the man-cave this afternoon.
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