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looks a little long did you happen to measure the length or is it going 120 MPH down the L.I.E. right now?
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looks a little long did you happen to measure the length or is it going 120 MPH down the L.I.E. right now?
not able to measure, these are used in Mikuni applications (plugs into rail)...exactly same as my Duc..... perfectly usable.


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Its probably just my eyes. I have 3 spares so I aint running anytime soon to suzuki.



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Re: easy fuel filter ALTERNATIVE....YES!

Do you put the filter in the side that has the hose that goes from the petcock to the carb?

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There are two hoses from the petcock to the carb. The hose that exits to the right from the fuel valve and goes to the nipple in between the carbs... you tap the fuel filter into that nipple.
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Pogo...thanks that clears it up perfectly.
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The parts dude at the local powersports place had no idea what a ZZR600 was. He asked his manager and his manager just said "oh it's a ZR6." I didn't feel like arguing, but regardless he couldn't even find a 2005 ZZR600 listed in their parts ordering database. I thought they were being retarded but reading the wiki shows that the designation is actually ZX600E, so anyone that's trying to order these should keep that in mind.

Anyways, finally ordering some of these.
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Re: easy fuel filter ALTERNATIVE....YES!

i found it on RonAyers.com under this model, it DOES exist

2005 ZZR600 (ZX600-J4)

FILTER-FUEL
49019-1085 $5.32

providing part # should simply remove any/all confusion.

and they've raised the price........ now $5.32


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Well yeah I know it exists, I just kinda found it funny that their system didn't have it listed as a ZZR600.
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I see it listed for $3.01
http://www.ronayers.com/ProductDetails/N/687/SKU/657811

Was wondering how do you reach that nipple in the between the carbs.
I mean its all the way deep down there.
Do you need to dissemble anything to reach it?
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Re: easy fuel filter ALTERNATIVE....YES!

tank off, long needle nose pliers from vertical , squeeze clamp simultaneously pull fuel hose off. Insert filter, tap it in using a long dowel or socket extension. Reattach hose. i know its a tight squeeze, small hands help.

I don't own an EX, but frequently work on them. I strongly encourage adding the filter and doing the other mods in one shot when carbs are removed for cleaning and tweaking. Finish with a synch. Really transforms performance.

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Re: easy fuel filter ALTERNATIVE....YES!

The only problem with this filter, at least in my experience, is that the tip of it is just slightly larger than the opening of the fuel inlet. You have to slightly deform the end of the filter to get it started in, but after that it goes in rather smoothly. I just pulled my filter out that's been in there 4-5 months, and the supports that hold the mesh up on either side had collapsed inwards like )(. Not sure if that was the result of my initial installation or what, but when I put my spare filter in with the carbs on the workbench, I could verify that this one kept its form once inside. I guess I'll be pulling this one out in a few months to see how it's holding up.
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Re: easy fuel filter ALTERNATIVE....YES!

fact that is bulging doesn't matter, regardless fuel must still pass through screen. I notice my Ducati filter (which has Mikuni downdrafts and a similar filter supplied OEM) also bulges.

As long as the "sack" or seam is not broken or ripped (allowing fuel to bypass), you're good to go.

Agreed, good to check 2x per year or whenever carbs are out and on the bench for any reason.

Edited to add....relieving the spine corners on the end which is inserted, a few swipes on sandpaper on each side, just smoothing the square corners semi-round...allows easy insertion without deforming the filter inside the rail.

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fact that is bulging doesn't matter, regardless fuel must still pass through screen. I notice my Ducati filter (which has Mikuni downdrafts and a similar filter supplied OEM) also bulges.

As long as the "sack" or seam is not broken or ripped (allowing fuel to bypass), you're good to go.
Yeah I didn't notice any fuel flow problems. The only thing that's really going to happen is it'll clog up faster if something gets down in it, as the lower part had collapsed in on itself and no longer provided any surface area to filter with.
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Re: easy fuel filter ALTERNATIVE....YES!

I live North of the GTA in Ontario, Canada and I'm having a tough time finding Kawasaki dealers near me (after doing a google search). Is a dealer the only place I can pick up this fuel line filter? It looks a lot easier than cutting into the fuel line like the other tutorial shows. Any suggestions?
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Re: easy fuel filter ALTERNATIVE....YES!

Try suzuki. They make one exactly like it. Part number should be listed in this thread somewhere hopefully.
If and when you do find one buy a couple. Heck buy 20 of them and sell them to the other members for a profit lol. They're cheap enough.



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Re: easy fuel filter ALTERNATIVE....YES!

Thanks! And sorry! That was a dumb post, was tired last night and just read the first page of this thread not realising there were 3 others
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Re: easy fuel filter ALTERNATIVE....YES!

UPDATE: Kahuna Powersports on Steeles (near 400 and 407) had 3 in stock (I bought one) for about $4. Warp9 in Orangeville can order them in for $5-something, but you need to wait until they are making an order. That's for the ZZR600 filter.

For the Suzuki filter, Suzuki in Brampton can order them in for about $12.
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Why the hell is this not stickied, btw.

Though I suppose it's already in the Wiki.
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Re: easy fuel filter ALTERNATIVE....YES!

Rang my Suzuki dealer (closer then the Kwak dealer) to try and get one of the fuel filters and they said it would be about £9.10!! (About $15 to you Americano's)

I'm gonna ring my Kwak dealer tomorrow and see how much they're gonna charge me!
Anymore than £5 and I'll look online!
Unless anyone knows a website that will deliever them to the UK with free delievery or works out cheap as chips?

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Don't forget to check the other identical part available that someone posted from a Suzuki.
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I tried the Suzuki dealer first just because it was closer :P
Gonna ring the Kwak dealer tomorrow and see what they say.. I wonder why there is such a price difference

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I went ahead and installed this today. Pretty simple.

The filter has a lower and upper ridge/lip. You have to tap it in with something (ratchet extension is what I used) so that it goes in snug to the upper lip. It won't go past that since it's a perfect fit and the upper lip prevents it from being swallowed by the inlet.

It looks like it deforms when you put it in, but I took a picture to show that it pretty much conforms to its original shape once it's in.

Bike runs fine so far.

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Re: easy fuel filter ALTERNATIVE....YES!

Yup that's what I said too. And that was a year and a half ago and I'm still waiting for a problem to occur.



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Yeah I was just re-iterating.
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