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    Petcock "in tank" fuel screen availabilty

    NLA available from Honda unless you buy the entire petcock. $$$$$$$ P/N 16952-MN8-003

    I searched and did not find anyone who has found a suitable replacement. I bought a complete Ebay petcock with the screen but the mesh part was not in the right place to work correctly.

    I want to use the screen because my tank is pretty rotted out and don;t want to accidently clog the petcock with floating sediment.

    It appears a Honda CB125/CM200 screen might work but not sure as dimensions are not listed in the Ebay ad.

    Any advice would be appreciated!

    #2
    I've learned that if you patient and clean and let the tank dry out for a few weeks, the old swollen tank filter can easily be removed in one piece and often reused.

    If it still exists in your tank and is damaged at least you'll be able to view it, measure it and get a no-name replacement off ebay or amazon from a knock off petcock from another bike.

    or do without and add an inline filter, lots of good quality filter replacements for a few $ if original looks are not important.

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      #3
      I'd say your bigger problem is getting the tank clean. If you are sloshing around that much crap, the screen is just going to get clogged.
      Brian - Richland, WA
      1991 Hawk GT
      1997 VFR

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        #4
        Originally Posted by bk94si View Post
        I'd say your bigger problem is getting the tank clean. If you are sloshing around that much crap, the screen is just going to get clogged.
        I think I got that sorted out, I just acid cleaned the tank twice and put Caswell's in it. But unfortunately the tank had a previous coating of KREEM in it that I could not get completely out.

        Because of that I am concerned that some of the old KREEM may break loose at some point and clog the reserve part of the petcock. Not really concerned with the "on" stand pipe getting clogged as it sits way above where sediment *could* settle.

        I want the insurance of the in tank filter because of all this. Ideally I would get a "new" tank but we all know how hard those are to find......Unless you are @Captain 80's !

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          #5
          Originally Posted by Ssnead View Post
          I've learned that if you patient and clean and let the tank dry out for a few weeks, the old swollen tank filter can easily be removed in one piece and often reused.

          If it still exists in your tank and is damaged at least you'll be able to view it, measure it and get a no-name replacement off ebay or amazon from a knock off petcock from another bike.

          or do without and add an inline filter, lots of good quality filter replacements for a few $ if original looks are not important.
          Thanks for the response, I did measure the old (destroyed) screen and thought I had an exact match off Amazon. Unfortunately the mesh part was in the wrong place and I was almost left stranded when the bike ran out of gas because reserve would not function with the screen I had.

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            #6
            Wondering about a homebrew replacement. Order some fuel resistant plastic tube. Make a bunch of cuts in it to let the fuel through. Wrap the original brass tube with some stainless mesh, and shove the tube over it. Could be functional. I think mine is damaged, so sounds like a springtime project.

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              #7
              Originally Posted by Yoshihns View Post
              Wondering about a homebrew replacement. Order some fuel resistant plastic tube. Make a bunch of cuts in it to let the fuel through. Wrap the original brass tube with some stainless mesh, and shove the tube over it. Could be functional. I think mine is damaged, so sounds like a springtime project.
              Sounds like a plan, I am going to go ahead and order the CB125 screen and see if it works. It was like $7 shipped!

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                #8
                You can buy a 10 pack of plastic filters. Place the filter where it's accessible and just replace them every time it looks dirty. Have a couple of spares handy under the seat just in case it gets clogged on a ride.

                It's what I did on a Honda 400/4 until I got around to cleaning out the tank with a handful of fine river gravel and a mix of vinegar and water. Sloshed it around the tank for a bit then flushed it out with clean water.

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by Fastmongrel View Post
                  You can buy a 10 pack of plastic filters. Place the filter where it's accessible and just replace them every time it looks dirty. Have a couple of spares handy under the seat just in case it gets clogged on a ride.

                  It's what I did on a Honda 400/4 until I got around to cleaning out the tank with a handful of fine river gravel and a mix of vinegar and water. Sloshed it around the tank for a bit then flushed it out with clean water.
                  Thanks for the reply. Can you send a link on this? The are so many of these filters out there I am not sure what the right ones are.

                  The Hawk has a mounting pipe for the petcock which makes it critical you get the right dimensions for the screen. It also matters where the screens are located on the plastic shell.

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                    #10
                    He's talking about external in line filters. Not the petcock screen you are.
                    "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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                      #11
                      This won't make you feel any better, but 10 years-ish ago when it was available, IIRC it was like $15 for just the in-tank filter when the entire petcock assembly was like $22. It made no sense to buy just the filter. There's got to be ones that will fit, I think in my mind, but not sure about if they really exist anymore. External filter is inelegant but cheap, works, and is a visible indicator of the shape of your tank inners... So maybe not a bad thing.
                      Hawk with many differently shaped fuel tanks.

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by Realred96 View Post

                        Thanks for the reply. Can you send a link on this? The are so many of these filters out there I am not sure what the right ones are.

                        The Hawk has a mounting pipe for the petcock which makes it critical you get the right dimensions for the screen. It also matters where the screens are located on the plastic shell.
                        External fuel pipe filters I am talking about. Until you can clean out the tank it's pointless to fit a brand new internal filter.

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                          #13
                          I have kept re-using my flushing liquid, like Kerosene or whatever, and each time running it thru a coffee filter or cheese cloth. When what is getting left is down to a reasonable level, I feel pretty good that it won't clog my petcock and a good inline filter (largest that I can fit without being ridiculous) can handle it without plugging up in just a couple rides.
                          "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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                            #14
                            Thanks for the replies, the Hawk comes with an external in line filter and I replaced it already. Just trying to be safe and keep the in tank screen.

                            There has to be one out there that will work (and is CHEAP), I will find it and post up results.

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