Originally Posted by newzhack
I did this on my r1100 GS years ago. The filter are just a few dollars and can be replaced frequently. I will be doing this, I would like to hear from some one who has done this.
john 2013 dl650
I wouldn´t do any such mods to the 650. No reason to mess around with a well working FI system.
I did Finland -> Oz on a stock DL650AK7, and except for some low octane pinging sometimes, it never missed a beat. I often had no idea of the fuel quality, tried to avoid bottled fuel, but sometimes there was no choice. The filter screen in the pump was almost full of goo after the trip, though. Not long before I would have possibly got some trouble with it.
So if I´d go again, I´d take a few of those as spares (they´re not expensive) and change it a couple of times along the way. Taking the tank and the pump off is a bit of work, but just practice before leaving, it´s no biggie and the tank has to come up for air filter maintenance anyway. I´d also take another filter, like a “sock”, that you´ll just simply put into the fuel tank hole each time you refill.
(oh, I´m not sure, if you are actually preparing for a trip or not.. but anyway, for the 650, I would not bother. Just my 0.02)