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    Hey guys, anyone be willing to provide me with some info on changing the fuel filter on a hawk? Iíve looked in the service Manuel but couldnít find info on it. I have tools but Iím a complete newb.

    (FIX) Turns out after all this research, as I was starting to remove the fuel filter, I noticed the fuel line was kinked...thatís all it was....and thatís why the engine wasnít getting the fuel and the bike would barely run.

    Lesson learned: Think about the simple things.
    Last edited by Sootz; 03-12-2019, 11:28 PM.

    #2
    Are you refering to an inline filter? If so, turn off the fuel at the petcock, remove filter from line (probably has either hose clamps or zip ties securing it). Stick shortened #2 pencils in the lines to minimize the mess and clean/replace the filter.

    If youíre taking about the in-tank filter screen at the petcock, that may get a bit more involved...
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      #3
      For the petcock....pull/drain the tank.....remove petcock and clean the screen.Re-install.

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        #4
        39C39B0C-4935-499A-B91C-323AAD06ECCB.jpegB6E89809-3759-4F1F-90C8-27D3461662F1.png Itís this, spent the better part of a whole day with a forum member that taught me how to take off the tank, take out and clean the carbs, noticed my fuel filter was in bad shape but we didnít have one. After cleaning it all out we started the bike and she roared sitting idle and revving but the minute youíd sit on it and put it in gear it wouldnít go past 5mph and said it wasnít getting enough fuel...and the fuel filter would be the first fix.

        Could just a bad fuel filter be the problem? Anyone have any trouble shooting. Later this week Iíll be changing it so hopefully thatís a fix.

        PS. While we are at it....I need a new 520 chain and sprockets. Anyone know whatís a good price range for these/where to buy? Whatís a good brand etc

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            #6
            Did you remember to turn the petcock back to on? (I've done that before) Also, did you adjust the floats?

            Brian - Richland, WA
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              #7
              Originally Posted by bk94si View Post
              Did you remember to turn the petcock back to on? (I've done that before) Also, did you adjust the floats?
              Not 100% sure if we did but most likely...Iíll wait till I change the fuel filter to try again

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                #8

                5mph top speed likely from something you did to the carbs: pinched diaphragm, loose cables etc

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by Sootz View Post
                  39C39B0C-4935-499A-B91C-323AAD06ECCB.jpegB6E89809-3759-4F1F-90C8-27D3461662F1.png Itís this, spent the better part of a whole day with a forum member that taught me how to take off the tank, take out and clean the carbs, noticed my fuel filter was in bad shape but we didnít have one. After cleaning it all out we started the bike and she roared sitting idle and revving but the minute youíd sit on it and put it in gear it wouldnít go past 5mph and said it wasnít getting enough fuel...and the fuel filter would be the first fix.

                  Could just a bad fuel filter be the problem? Anyone have any trouble shooting. Later this week Iíll be changing it so hopefully thatís a fix.

                  PS. While we are at it....I need a new 520 chain and sprockets. Anyone know whatís a good price range for these/where to buy? Whatís a good brand etc
                  there is an idle jet missing in that carb. you can't expect it to run like that.
                  Last edited by squirrelman; 03-13-2019, 06:50 PM.
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                    #10
                    If you have the original fuel lines, they may be old and hard or even cracked. It may be difficult to pull the filter off the lines if the lines are age hardened. Go slowly and carefully. If cracked, consider replacement. Unfortunately, new formed OEM lines are no longer available.

                    It is possible the in-tank filter is clogged. That happened with mine. New OEM one's are still available.

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