running with no fuel filter?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by BostonReefer, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. BostonReefer

    BostonReefer New Member

    Hey fellow motorized bike riders,

    Broke my fuel filter putting my bike on my car, lame. So waiting on a replacement(well 5) wondering if i could ride without for a little? (20 miles max)

    Wondering on the impact on the motor.


  2. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    fuel filters are a preventative measure, not really an absolute requirement. if your fuel is clean it should be fine
  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Just mount the new filter as soon as you receive it. Was it a glass filter? I have never broken one.
  4. BostonReefer

    BostonReefer New Member

    The actual filter chamber did not break it was the barb that connects the fuel line that snapped off.

    Accidentally wrapped the strap used to secure onto car around gas line and when i winched it tight :(
  5. accessmotorizedcycle

    accessmotorizedcycle Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Fuel filter

    Hello actually there is a filter in the fuel tank but that doesn't get all the dirt and without the in-line fuel filter that dirt goes through the stock carb and clogs the tiny jet and the bike starts bobbing out. So I advise you to wait on the fuel filter or just go down to the local law mower shop and get one for under 5 bucks

    hope that helped
    -Access Motorized Cycles
  6. BostonReefer

    BostonReefer New Member

    All info helps guys thanks.
    Should have mentioned that it was an inline fuel filter, didn`t realize there is one in the tank as well.

    Couldnt find one at my lhs will look further cause im fienin on ridin.
  7. Ryusei139

    Ryusei139 New Member

    You can get one at wally world or lowes/home depot, menards
  8. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    I got mine at autozone