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    fuel lines, filter, and petcock questions

    Hi folks!

    1 step forward, 2 steps back.

    I finally got the fuel tank off. I was trying to be gentle and patient and to save the "fuel tube A" ( 16953-MN8-000 ), but have failed.

    Q1: to fix the broken "fuel tube a", i have read that most of the fuel line is 5/16" except for the fuel filter. so my plan is to buy a bunch of 5/16" clear fuel line from motion pro and also switch my fuel filter to a generic 5/16 or 8mm filter. is this a solid plan?

    Q2: fuel filter ( 16900-MG8-003 ) i am thinking of this $13 generic one from amazon. does THIS ONE look ok?

    Q3: petcock assembly and screen set ( 16950-MN8-013, 16952-MN8-003 ) are there recommended Honda items that are "close enough" that you recommend? ( i saw someone who was going to use a CB900F part )

    Q4: I should probably have started with this question first. somewhere on this forum a person had posted a list of Hawk parts and their equivalents (i remember it had things like spark plugs, oil filters, etc). that would be super handy right about now. if you know what i mean, please share that link because my search skills are failing me!

    thanks in advance!
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    #2
    Browse the' how to' sections. https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...etcock-rebuild
    lots of the info you seek is there.
    Clean that tank realllly good. Also another great resource is hordpower.com he has just about everything one could need for a hawk

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      #3
      The short,

      Yes,

      Ya, that's not what i would choose, but it should work. I prefer something like this
      Arnold has everything you need to keep equipment running the way it should season after season. With Arnold you can be confident of a reliable product with accurate fit, design, material, and construction.


      Id stick with the stock part if you can get it.

      Sift through mechanical and technical, there is a whole bunch of info in there. If you cant find anythin just ask
      Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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        #4
        lamelylounges If you use a filter with a plastic housing place the filter as far away from heat as possible.
        I once had a filter fail due to heat and was fortunate not to be a fireball.
        Acta non verba


        '88 Blue 99% stock SOLD
        '88 Restomod
        '22 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT

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          #5
          CocoMocart Gas Inline Fuel... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XDJR2JT...p_mob_ap_share
          Flock of Hawks | '13 Tacoma | '69 Falcon (currently getting reassembled!)
          I've spent most of my money on women, beer, cars and motorcycles. The rest of it I just wasted.

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            #6
            thanks folks ... sorry to ask the same old questions that you see "on the reg"! i'm trying to read as much as i can but also am itching to get it done. if left to my own devices, i could probably spend approximately 1 eternity doing just the research.

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              #7
              you'll need a LARGE filter (oem is best) to catch all the rust flakes coming from the tank. the filters chuck (69 falcon) and 6 referenced are way too small, will clog easily.
              Last edited by squirrelman; 10-04-2022, 08:20 PM.
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                #8
                Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
                lamelylounges If you use a filter with a plastic housing place the filter as far away from heat as possible.
                I once had a filter fail due to heat and was fortunate not to be a fireball.
                Wow. I never thought of this. I've been running a plastic one for decades but I don't think I will any more.
                Brian - Richland, WA
                1991 Hawk GT
                1997 VFR

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                  #9
                  so just as an FYI, there are 4 fuel filters on a Hawk. There is the big white plastic one, then the plastic strainer on the inlet of the petcock, and one in each carb on the bottom of the fuel inlet needles. I doubt you can find just the filter on the petcock anymore but if you are indicating issues with the petcock you may as well spend the money on a new petcock, avoid rebuilding, and also get the new filter with the setup because it all comes as one piece. They are about 58 bucks online depending on where you buy them, Honda part # 16950-MN8-013​ . Chances are when you go to take it out you will have issues getting the filter out anyways because if it has never been out it will tear off and be an incredible mofo to get the petcock out. I've experienced this and end up taking a drill but just slightly smaller than the tube and gently drill the plastic piece out, then fish it out of the tank so just be prepared for that mayhem. The filters in the carbs fuel inlets will usually come in a good rebuild kit, but I have taken apart enough carbs and not found them so while I wouldn't classify them as optional I would say if they are there and not smashed or broken there is no harm in cleaning them with some brakekleen and putting them back in.
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                  89 BlackHawk 2.0 - On the lift and being assembled
                  90 Hawk GT (color as to yet be determined) - Still on the shelf in crates

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by squirrelman View Post
                    you'll need a LARGE filter (oem is best) to catch all the rust flakes coming from the tank. the filters chuck (69 falcon) and 6 referenced are way too small, will clog easily.
                    The one I use is inexpensive if you buy a box of them, and you can see the debris in it, so I just change them out when needed. Provides enough fuel flow for my Hord 700.
                    Flock of Hawks | '13 Tacoma | '69 Falcon (currently getting reassembled!)
                    I've spent most of my money on women, beer, cars and motorcycles. The rest of it I just wasted.

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                      #11
                      thanks rpcraft - I'll check into that petcock. I'm not too worried about the filters because I have seen that there are a whole lot of filters. But I do like to keep things working as originally designed.

                      i got the old petcock and filter "out". I had to ream the busted half back into the tank. I'll fish it out before evaporusting the tank.

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by 69Falcon View Post

                        The one I use is inexpensive if you buy a box of them, and you can see the debris in it, so I just change them out when needed. Provides enough fuel flow for my Hord 700.
                        I was going to say a bunch if cheap smaller ones is just as good. Change them with every oil change or something similar.
                        88 Blue Hawk GT - Under construction but rideable (guest approved)
                        89 BlackHawk 2.0 - On the lift and being assembled
                        90 Hawk GT (color as to yet be determined) - Still on the shelf in crates

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                          #13
                          Originally Posted by 69Falcon View Post

                          The one I use is inexpensive if you buy a box of them, and you can see the debris in it, so I just change them out when needed. Provides enough fuel flow for my Hord 700.
                          This.

                          I don't want a 1/2 gallon fuel filter full of rust. Just swap them out when they fill and make sure you flush that tank as well as possible to start.
                          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                            #14
                            I despise the Motion Pro clear fuel line. It got hard and yellow in a year for me. People seem to like Tygon. OEM Honda lasts 30+ years, but if NLA that's a problem.
                            Hawk with many differently shaped fuel tanks.

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                              #15
                              So far as fuel line goes I usually buy this and will use it across a couple of bikes. It's a little pricier but holds up to the test of time. Honda used to have a product called Redline but I can't find it anymore - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
                              88 Blue Hawk GT - Under construction but rideable (guest approved)
                              89 BlackHawk 2.0 - On the lift and being assembled
                              90 Hawk GT (color as to yet be determined) - Still on the shelf in crates

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