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Old 08-23-2013, 04:31 AM   #1
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Dirty fuel and filter issues.

I really like my 09' 990R, it is perfect for my travels in SE Asia. We have plenty of fuel these days, from gas stations with underground tanks and pumps, or 55 gal. drums with a crank pump, to 2 litre soda bottles filled from big jugs. Fuel here is routinely dirty and sometimes under refined, or cut with kerosene or diesel. We have no ethanol.

Craig at CJ Designs has come up with a great filter solution for our big Katooms. I was on my way back over to Cambodia and he rushed his already busy life to get me a prototype to test drive. Below are pics of the install which took all of about 10 minutes.



CJ Designs fit and finish on their parts is first class, just beautiful. You won't be disappointed. The filters fit perfect, slip fit into the fuel ports, with Acerbis caps and check valves.

Removing the OEM filler caps is easy, you will reuse the OWM rubber gaskets below the new filler ports. Match up the gasket and allen bolt holes.



I sent the OEM allen bolts to a local chrome shop to make them black. I like black. It cost me two hours and $1.50 in Phnom Penh.





Do the pumps at your local ARCO have these warning stickers?



2 litres at a time, a dirty funnel, and no worries with the new filters on board.


I have a fresh set of fuel filters in my pump. Next full maintenance I will report with pics what the filters look like "with protection." Thanks again Craig for over the top help.

Dave in Cambodia
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:07 AM   #2
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That's just great, kudos to Craig for making such a thing that I'd keep though from the original design is the locks and key...especially in an urban environment and with the price of fuel reaching unprecedented heights I wouldn't trust leaving my bike unattended...furthermore you can always use a small Mr, Funnel filter that does a great job for sampling fuel out...If it passes the first time you can proceed filling up without the filter and without worries...the smallest one will do for that...gas station owners don't like it but that's the least of my worries...changing a fuel filter in the middle of nowhere doesn't register as fun...
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:29 AM   #3
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Thats some good Baja stuff. I'm ordering up now. I used to use a Mr. Funnel (20 micron filter) to filter my fuel in Baja and in South America, but this looks like a great option.
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:09 AM   #4
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Where Can I purchase those filter?

Thanks, my problem is the same with gas Quality and apparently I have to change fuel filters
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:25 PM   #5
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I have been using a KTM OEM sock filter for the year I have had my beast in Cambodia. See video clip:

This method works but is not ideal. The filter stores in my tank bag in double layer ziplock bags. Gas fumes still permeate the plastic and stink up the inside of my tank bag.

I have to handle the sock which puts fuel on my hand. Oh my, will this carcinogenic contamination give me cancer? According to the state of California it will and needs a warning sticker. The number one cause of death for missionaries like me worldwide is not cancer, malaria, dengue, insurgents with AK47s', or snake bite. #1 is motorcycle crash fatality. So I am not worried about the gas.

I like the convenience and cool looks of Craig's new filter/caps, and I got tired of my stuff in the tank bag smelling like Shell Oil. You can see CJ's product offer if you like at:
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:19 AM   #6
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looks sharp Dave!
looks good in black

I live in the states & this set-up works awesome for much quicker fill-ups, with minimal splashback (i'm not currently running the filters) compared to the oem units! You can actually aim the nozzle now. Hated having the stock caps with fuel stains down the tanks after a fill-up

Soo nice to not have to use the key at fill-ups...

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