hogcowboy· Administrator - American Legion Rider - KA5LRS
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?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.
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.