Re: easy fuel filter ALTERNATIVE....YES!
Thats contradictory...and i think ill advised....IF REMOVED the very same crap thats being trapped by the filter is allowed to travel downstream further INTO the fuel system. To the Trophy group, I'd suggest SERVICING the filter often as needed, unless access prohibits (that gets into design flaw).
I guess I should clarify- the recommendation was to remove the tiny inline filters and replace them with a larger, easier to service inline filter somewhere between tank and carbs. It should be pointed out that to access the filters on the Trophy it takes over an hour. Then to reassemble verything...well about two hours if you're lucky. That's the logic behind the recommendation for replacing them with something more easily and perhaps less frequently serviced.
Hope that clears it up from the Triumph end...the EX is much easier to get at, so maybe it's a better option there.
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