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1982 interstate 79,000 miles its overdue for a fuel filter change. I purchased the bikea few months ago and am trying to get it ready for spring.I have gotten a long list of things completed so far.Many with help from the GURU's and others - thanks! Anybody have some tips on putting this on. Its aawful tight working area. I appreciate any and all ideas.
 

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Turn off the fuel petcock, and run the bike till the lines are dry. Lot less mess to deal with then. Also, this is a good time to have offset screwdrivers, or use hose clamps with hex-heads rather than screw heads so your ratchet can hit them. Other than that, some good old fashioned child labor may come in handy. (Small hands :D)
 

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On the 1200,s I remove the fuel lines on pump and petcock and pull the whole works out. Yep they are a blank to get to. And on the 1200s, (Im not sure about the 1100s, but should bethe same) the fuel line has to be the proper diameter. I used 3/8 line and it leaked and sucked air into the pump and starved for fuel.
 

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Thats the same thing I do Dave,gives you a chance to have a good look at those fuel lines also.Ive been using an aftermarket fuel filter,the orignal mother honda part was around 10 or 12(I think) bucks over here in Canada,the one I bought was like 2 dollars,At that price,its a yearly spring time start up change.Nothing worse that a dirty fuel filter stopping you on the side of the road.......My 2 cents worth..........Bob
 

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55 degrees and sunny - unbelievable. I took your advice - sure made it a lot easier. I could not believe how dirty the old one was. While I had it apart I used "Seafoam" and it now idles smooth asold whats her name cheek. Great forum.
 

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On a related note - were I to replace the fuel lines, what exactly do I ask for? Any certain size, grade, etc.? How many feet?

Thanks!

Jack
 

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Low pressure fuel line (not injector hose) 1/4" diameter (6.3 mm I think) and be VERY careful when cutting it to not allow rubber bits inside the hoses that can wreck a fuel pump. Use the old wire clamps, not "worm clamps" that can leak. Get 3 feet of hose. Best to use a metal cased fuel filter if not using the original as the original is reinforced body.
 

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Yeah, and when cutting the hose it's better to use a sharp utility blade instead of a hacksaw or pliers. Less chance of getting bits of rubber in with a sharp blade.
 

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Some of the cheapo fuel filters drain the fuel back to the tank, instead of keeping the filter full. Just thought I'd point that out.
 
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