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My son-in-law found a beauty. 1995 VF750 with less than 5000 miles. It's been taken care of pretty well but sat most of this year. He drove it home today, around 60 miles with no problem. Rode it to get the plates and it seemed to run out of gas. I told him to turn the petcock to reserve which helped. After topping off the tank, it was ok for a few miles and then it wouldn't run even on reserve. Let it sit for 15 minutes and it would run for a short distance. I'm assuming the tank had some debris or rust that has let go and is clogging either the filter or the petcock. These things are a nightmare to work on the carbs. Anybody know where the fuel filter is located and how to change?

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I am not familiar with these bikes but I took a quick look at the exploded diagrams at the site below:

http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-vf750c-magna-750c-1995-usa_model7603/partslist/F++13.html

I do not see a fuel filter anywhere in the carb or fuel tank diagrams.

Now, you probably could cut your main fuel line and insert one to see if you are passing bad gas....so to speak.

OR you can also just run some from the main tank feed into a glass jar to take a look. At the very least, give the tank a good cleaning. The carbs may be gunked up already. You can do a seafoam treatment ans see if that helps.
 

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I think you'll find that the fuel filter is inside the tank, attached to the top of the fuel tap.

Is there an automatic fuel valve (AFV)on those magnas? There is on previous magnamodels and the AFV diaphrams are known to fail.

Also check the breather hole in the fuel cap. If that is blocked it can cause a vacuum which will stop the fuel flow.

Check out these forums too for more info.....

http://forums.delphiforums.com/Magnariders/start

http://forums.delphiforums.com/MagnaFAQ/start

http://forums.delphiforums.com/MagnaRider/start

http://www.magnaownersoftexas.com/forums/
 

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drones76 wrote:
Now, you probably could cut your main fuel line and insert one to see if you are passing bad gas....so to speak.
Nice!

After searching for a filter both on line and on the bike, I called the dealer and they confirmed there's no filter. Huh?

I'll add a filter now if I can fit it in the limited area. Hopefully it hasn't gummed up the carbs. Will update after I get it back together.
 

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Just an update. On the advise from a local m/c mechanic, my s-i-l tried running with a spare key in the gas cap to help avoid creating a vacuum in the tank. He did so for a few days and the problem disappeared. He no longer needs the key in the tank....runs perfect. I'm not sure what actually made the difference but it's one more thing to add to the bag of tricks.

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