My 79 A1 is delivering almost 4 of the 5 gallon or so tank.. Not good, and not confidence inspiring given I live in the sticks with few petrol stations around the best riding roads..
So, ‘Calibrated’ fuel gauge by filling tank, then draining 1 gallon per time. Surprising, I know, but the fuel gauge is completely non-linear. Imagine that.
Worse yet, after 4 gallons drained on a 5+ gallon tank.. no more fuel delivery. On the KZ, tank outlet and carb inlet.. maybe .5 inches..
Back in the day, ran a fuel pump and regulator. May have to re-think this idea. Problem back then was the regulator, at minimum, exceeded float/seat and would flood out.
Running Pingle petcock. Cleaned it up. Not running external filter or quick disconnect fitting externally to minimize flow resistance.
My tank will be sent off for professional cleaning and sealing.
Fuel line routing.. Is there consensus as to most efficient route? Mine currently goes between throttle cables, around valve cover to inlet. Using MotionPro fuel line,
it's very flexible and stout. 5/16" ID.
The pictures of the internal fuel filter is the perfect example of what I was referring to regarding the OEM fuel valve, in an earlier post. I doubt any valve could sustain a positive seal with repeated on/off cycles grinding the internal surfaces with particulate, if allowed to get into the valve.
1980 KZ 1300 sr# KZT30A-009997
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