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Old 02-01-2010, 08:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm totally new to motorcycle repair. I have a 96 honda shadow. Recently it started to stall when the bike was idleing. I think that this is due to either bad gas or the fuel filter is clogged. I got an electronic copy the VT600 honda shadow that I have and looked up replacing the fuel filter. It looks as if the fuel filter is inside of the fuel tank. So I need to detach the gas tank and fuel line from the fuel strainer then I can replace the filter. Is that accurate? Where can i get a new filter for my bike because I cant find an exact match on google.
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I got an electronic copy the VT600 honda shadow that I have and looked up replacing the fuel filter. It looks as if the fuel filter is inside of the fuel tank.
Yes, that's the only filter there is but.......it is more like a screen than a filter and the way it's made, it would take a LOT of crud to plug it up.....a REALLY lot. Switching to REServe also uses a different part of the screen.

I have one in the box waiting to be replaced for a different reason. IIRC, the cost is about $75.

I would suggest that you drain (most) of the old gas from the tank and carb bowl and then put in fresh with some carb cleaner before you panic and start taking things apart.

Good luck!
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I would suggest that you drain (most) of the old gas from the tank and carb bowl and then put in fresh with some carb cleaner before you panic and start taking things apart.
And then put an in-line fuel filter on.!

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And then put an in-line fuel filter on.!

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Unfortunately, there really isn't much room for an inline filter on the VLX (on the 99 and newer VLXs).

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I got an electronic copy the VT600 honda shadow that I have and looked up replacing the fuel filter. It looks as if the fuel filter is inside of the fuel tank.
Yes, that's the only filter there is

Wrong! A '96 VLX 600 has a fuel filter under the seat.
Yet again, giving out wrong information to someone.


Vigual,

Take the seat off. You'll see the the fuel pump and the fuel filter.

If you replace with the factory filter, the part number is 16900-MG8-003.

It's in a little rubber cushion/holder on the left side of the frame.

The thing in the tank is a screen. And unless it's torn or ripped,
you should not have to replace it. Just take it out and clean it.
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I have a 99 VLX and have had it apart a few times and I cannot see anything that looks like a fuel pump or a fuel filter. The fuel line from the tank fitting to the petcock is a solid unbroken line. I installed a large filter for a truck up under the tank between the tank fitting and the petcock. (you'll have to pull the tank off to do this - there definitely is not enough room between the petcock and the carb) Is it possible they changed the fuel system at some point? Mine sure seems to be gravity fed. I believe my VLX was an early production non-Calif. model.
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I have a 99 VLX and have had it apart a few times and I cannot see anything that looks like a fuel pump or a fuel filter. The fuel line from the tank fitting to the petcock is a solid unbroken line. I installed a large filter for a truck up under the tank between the tank fitting and the petcock. (you'll have to pull the tank off to do this - there definitely is not enough room between the petcock and the carb) Is it possible they changed the fuel system at some point? Mine sure seems to be gravity fed. I believe my VLX was an early production non-Calif. model.
Yes, from '88 to '98 (the dual carb) had both a fuel pump and fuel
filter, located under the seat.

The '99 and up VLX's (single carb) have neither.
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Wrong! A '96 VLX 600 has a fuel filter under the seat.
Yet again, giving out wrong information to someone.
So apparently he pulled the WRONG service manual or parts list too.

Thanks for the correction.

It's nice to know that you can actually supply some useful information occasionally........along with your normal egotistical pointless drivel.
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Wrong! A '96 VLX 600 has a fuel filter under the seat.
Yet again, giving out wrong information to someone.
So apparently he pulled the WRONG service manual or parts list too.

Thanks for the correction.

It's nice to know that you can actually supply some useful information occasionally........along with your normal egotistical pointless drivel.
Occasionally? I bet many people on this forum would offer up that it
is more than "ocassionally," especially when compared to you,
who gives out frequently wrong information and does nothing but troll for trouble.

There's nothing egotistical about what I say.
When I answer a question, I answer it with fact, unlike you
that just answer with any non-sense.
It's just that people like you that have no clue as to what they are talking
about often think people who do have a clue are out to get them.

Here's a thought... if you don't know the answer, don't answer the question.
If you do answer the question, and your answer is wrong, learn from
it and stop telling people they are egotistical because you are being corrected.
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That would be me. I cruise the forum every chance I get to give people the wrong answers and see how long t takes them to figure out the problem. It's kinda fun, you should try it....NOT.

Take it easy Litnin, the guy was just trying to help.

May I make a suggestion? (yes, you may!)
First thing to do when buying a bike (or a car/truck for that matter) is to go to your local book store (or library) and purchase a shop manual for your vehicle. Either Clymer or Chiltons have good manuals for about $25 - $30. It's one of the best investments you can make if you plan to do any service of your own and will save you alot of $$ in the long run.
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