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johnsullivan
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It is vital that the bottom' receiver' for the float needle is spotless good job for an earbud.if this is  sedimented then adjusting the float correctly is in effect impossible.

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I haven't got an external fuel filter and I haven't got around to looking at the filter in the tank.  I'll put it on the list of things to do after Christmas.  Cheers.  Bruce.

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johnsullivan said
It is vital that the bottom' receiver' for the float needle is spotless good job for an earbud.if this is  sedimented then adjusting the float correctly is in effect impossible.  

Thanks John.  If it sticks again I'll pay some attention to the bottom receiver thing and make sure it is spotlessly clean.  I didn't appreciate that a bit of muck in there could prevent the float from rising but it does make perfect sense. 

Cheers.  Bruce.

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Quite important to have a good external filter...or an rubish in the tank may find its way around these new engine bearing.

Try to avoid the paper element type...I use the small glass type you see on ebay for around £5 and are fully cleanable with a plastic mesh filter.

Mine is chrome...but the do a black one now that maybe more in keeping.

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There is a filter at the bottom of our Concentric carbs Nick - and at the inlet on top of Monoblocs if I remember rightly. If and when it blocks up the engine runs out of petrol; so you clean it and the petrol gets through again !

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Your right Ken there is one in the base of the carb I forgot that one....I removed mine and rely on the inline one...I find to many filters slow the flow.

I also removed the mesh one inside the tank.

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I understand why people would make inline filters; they can sell them and make a bit of money. I don't understand, though, why - after the bantam's been around for seventy years - anyone should think them necessary. And they're ugly things in my opinion and spoil the classic looks of the Bantam !

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Hi Ken...I agree...they dont look pretty and mine has chrome ends..but I see they are making the glass cleanable type with black ends now...not so in your face.

Easy to clean at the side of the rd if needed.

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b175er said
I understand why people would make inline filters; they can sell them and make a bit of money. I don't understand, though, why - after the bantam's been around for seventy years - anyone should think them necessary. And they're ugly things in my opinion and spoil the classic looks of the Bantam !  

Thing is,we don`t tend to put up with roadside repairs like we did back in the olden days....and most bikes were used more often,not stored up.

The wonderful thing about a decent external inline filter,is it`ll have a separate compartment to retain the fine rust debris that comes from the old seams etc within the tank.You can see and monitor it and crud wont end up in the carb. Original filters in the tank and carb union don`t work like this.

I suppose a nicely lined tank with fine internal filter,like the Royal Enfield replacement discussed on another thread,would save fitting the external one?  🙂

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I'll stick with the original filters and clean them if it ever becomes necessary.

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