Clear glass in line fuel filter review - 1/4" line


Today we are taking a look at a little unit that's billed as a good in-line fuel filter for your cafe racer, bobber, chopper or even Harley. The box it arrives in is fairly unassuming, though it does list a part number (603516):

Clear glass fuel filter with replaceable filter elements review for your cafe racer, Harley, modified bike or otherwise! Not for fuel injected vehicles

...and a warning:

Clear glass fuel filter with replaceable filter elements review for your cafe racer, Harley, modified bike or otherwise! Not for fuel injected vehicles

The filter itself is a stylish (well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder so it may not be so to your eyes) chrome and glass affair:

Clear glass fuel filter with replaceable filter elements review for your cafe racer, Harley, modified bike or otherwise! Not for fuel injected vehicles

Inside you can see the replaceable filter element:

Clear glass fuel filter with replaceable filter elements review for your cafe racer, Harley, modified bike or otherwise! Not for fuel injected vehicles

The hole that the gas flows through is reasonably sized:

Clear glass fuel filter with replaceable filter elements review for your cafe racer, Harley, modified bike or otherwise! Not for fuel injected vehicles

To open it up and replace the filter element simply unscrew the two ends from one another:

Clear glass fuel filter with replaceable filter elements review for your cafe racer, Harley, modified bike or otherwise! Not for fuel injected vehicles

The element then lifts off and can be replaced with an identical unit, which is also available for sale... for now, anyway.

Clear glass fuel filter with replaceable filter elements review for your cafe racer, Harley, modified bike or otherwise! Not for fuel injected vehicles

We tried it on one of our CX500 cafe racers for about 18 months and had no issue at all. At one point we had it resting against the underside of the tank, though, and figured that we had better put a little bit of rubber between it and the metal so that the vibrations weren't transferred through to the glass as much. The fuel flow through it is easy to see, and the filter did seem to catch a little bit of rust that came through from the tank. Of course, you can't see how much slipped through and got into the carbs, but any filter is better than none (or the ancient one above your petcock)...

Clear glass fuel filter with replaceable filter elements review for your cafe racer, Harley, modified bike or otherwise! Not for fuel injected vehicles

You can buy them on Amazon.com or from Dime City Cycles.




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