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I had to replace the fuel pump on my Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe. While doing that, I found my fuel filter. It was in a place that it would be hard to find and it made no sense to me why it was tucked away like it was. It looked old.

I bought new fuel line and "re-plumbed" the fuel lines. Now when the seat is removed, the new fuel filter can easily be inspected as its in plain sight.

I also learned my bike doesn't even need a fuel pump until it gets down to about a half tank of fuel. (Its got carburetors). So now I carry a piece of fuel hose in my left saddle bag. Petcock to carburetors, if above half tank, start up and go.
I give. What is the fuel line in your saddlebag for then if the fuel pump is there for the less than half tank times? I'm lost as to why you are carrying it then. Doesn't the petcock in the on position work for the whole amount of fuel in the tank then if the pump is working?

Good work though on getting the filter where you can easily see or change it. Or in doing that did you create a problem with the half tank volume issue? Like I said, I'm confused for why you are carrying fuel line in your saddlebag and when or why you would use it.:confused:
 

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To bypass the fuel pump if it has quit, around a half tank fuel will no longer flow past the pump if it isn't running (gravity?) But with a direct line from the tank to the carbs it will continue to flow enough fuel to be rideable
So why not just leave installed rather than carry it around in the saddlebag? Maybe it would be obvious if I saw it installed.
 

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Now that a pump has been mentioned, that might be the problem with my cheap Chinese Bennche UTV. It started being hard to start then a few days ago totally refused to. Carb cleaner does get it started but it won't continue. So it's a fuel delivery problem of some kind. I've been focused on looking for a filter that might be plugged but maybe the fuel pump has given up. Could also be injectors but I can't see all of them at once. So fuel pump has more promise and thinking back, I don't think I hear it anymore. Don't have a service manual on the cheap thing. But this is the first problem that it's had so not too bad really. Time to do some investigation. Maybe our Chinese expert can help.:surprise: :sad: Just kidding.:rolleyes: :smile:
 
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