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Just for the record, you do understand it is not supposed to be swollen like that, correct???Having said that, you are fortunate it has held up so well for that long. When I did the one on the Norge I had, it was less years and I have no idea of the miles but I had taken it places. Anyway, the one I took out looked just like your picture but had the added bonus of being very pliable. Very happy I dealt with it on my terms, rather than being stuck along the side of the road. I intend to find out what is in the tank of my Milano, and if necessary, deal with sooner than later.Bummer that they didn't have the proper size clamps for you. edit: BTW, I'm glad you were able to deal with it on your terms.John Henry
There’s been a lot of discussion on this in the past. Kev even did a pressure test on one some years back.Do a search and you’ll see.I didn’t intend to stir this all up again but I figured I had it out might as well show it.I couldn’t find the Oetiker clamps at any auto parts,hardware, or plumbing supply stores so now I’m waiting a week after ordering online for delivery.
I just did my V9 at less than 2k miles and it was soft and looked like it could blow at any time. I used 3/8” clamps from Lowe’s plumbing section. They seemed like they would be a little too big but clamped down just fine. Getting the assembly out was the biggest challenge. If MG had just made the opening a quarter inch bigger it would be easier.
I really wish you guys would stop fear mongering.8 years and he said it felt strong.As I've said before when I did mine on the 13 after a number of years a pressure tested it to more than THREE TIMES what the fuel system generates and it held fine.I still say that generally speaking of they are gonna fail it's early and because of a relative defect in assembly.I'll let you know in a few more years when we do the one on the III.
Well aren't you special . Dusty
Looks and feel are deceiving.The one I pressure tested to ~120 psi looked swollen.
Well Kev, by your own admission, you tested ONE filter. Good for you, that surely provides more valid info than the people who have experienced failure. Oh wait, one filter three times. Fear mongering???After Carl Allison, and others, actually had a failure, I decided to deal with mine, as did you on your B1100. I did mine just before leaving for Birmingham, Al. You act as if you're offended that you spent 20 bucks and some time in your garage. As I have said many times, would you prefer to deal with it in your garage or along the road. I can tell you that along the road is a PITA! You might remember my friend Jan. She had an accident with the Nevada demo bike at the National in New Cumberland, the same year your tent flooded. She bought that bike, and a few years later, 120 miles from home on a Sunday morning, we were leaving the New York rally. Just as we were into the edge of Westfield, her bike died. I was fortunate to find Dan Speaker had not left the rally site yet. He had come in his truck with demo bikes. We got Jan's bike loaded up and unloaded gear off mine so we could get home 2 up. Then, a few days later, we ran down to Steubenville from NE Ohio to retrieve her bike and our camping gear. That is about 90 miles one way. Way more screwing around than I or she wanted.As I recall from when this was a more hot topic, someone looked up the specs of the filters in question and discovered they were not meant for immersion. Fuel additives, combined with ethanol may exacerbate the decay of the plastic, IDK. Fuel blends vary by region around the country, so neither you nor I can make a definitive call on who may be more or less affected by these variances. Now, you can argue it is a non issue because, well, you tested ONE filter, albeit three times, or be aware of the possibility of a failure. You know full well people have had issues, and yes, the vast majority have not. If I were to see you getting on your bike and noticed cord showing, would you prefer I make you aware of it or would you prefer to ride away in ignorant bliss? Anyone would appreciate being made aware of that.So, if you're a member of this board and someday you are in the minority who become stranded along the road because of this, just who do you think that person will be upset with? John for advocating spending a few bucks and doing some work in the comfort of your garage, or Kev who says it doesn't happen? I'm simply promoting awareness. What anybody decides to do, or not do, is their own business. John Henry
Just replace the damn thing and be done with it . I don't mind answering the calls so much after these things fail on the road , but will refer the next incident to Kev Dusty
I'll take Eastern PA, NJ, and maybe DE. And in a couple of years I'll report on what I find in Jenn's V7III.Fair dinkum?
Nope , you must cover everywhere WG reaches . Oh , that's not ho to use the Ozzie term , sorry Still in ? Dusty
Oh well, you have my final offer.Question. If it's still important how many of the stellar by reputation dealers do it for each new bike?Hamlin's?Cadre?Anyone?Can you find one?!?
How many of them are saying on here not to do it ? You fail again Look bubba , just admit it , several folks have had a problem with this , it is much easier to deal with at home than stranded on the road . It's OK to simply say "I might be wrong" , no one will think less of you . That's all anyone is saying , it's a good idea to take the precaution . Call it maintenance, whatever . Dusty
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