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Thanks for the photo Ilse,

Was the DR running fine before the tank was changed?
So now the fuel inlet on the carb has been turned you should be getting petrol into the carb ok, in the carb inlet pipe (the metal one you turned) there might still be a small yellow plastic filter screen, if one is fitted I would remove it and throw it away, they are very small and clog up easily - but up to you, there are pictures here of what it looks like.

2006 DR650 won't stay running - www.DRRiders.com

The fuel level is quite low in the tank, so if the petcock is turned to 'ON' there might not be enough petrol, I would put another 10 litres into the tank at least to test it properly.

Make sure that the inline fuel filter is the right way round - to me it looks like it could possibly be on backwards - it may have an arrow on it with 'flow' written on it, but normally they would be the other way around with the narrow end of the internal (gold coloured) filter towards the tank. This is so you can see any dirt in the filter. To clean the filter, flow petrol into it from the other direction to 'back flush' it or use some brake cleaner spray. However I may be wrong - it has happened before
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Thanks for the photo Ilse,

Was the DR running fine before the tank was changed?
So now the fuel inlet on the carb has been turned you should be getting petrol into the carb ok, in the carb inlet pipe (the metal one you turned) there might still be a small yellow plastic filter screen, if one is fitted I would remove it and throw it away, they are very small and clog up easily - but up to you, there are pictures here of what it looks like.

2006 DR650 won't stay running - www.DRRiders.com

The fuel level is quite low in the tank, so if the petcock is turned to 'ON' there might not be enough petrol, I would put another 10 litres into the tank at least to test it properly.

Make sure that the inline fuel filter is the right way round - to me it looks like it could possibly be on backwards - it may have an arrow on it with 'flow' written on it, but normally they would be the other way around with the narrow end of the internal (gold coloured) filter towards the tank. This is so you can see any dirt in the filter. To clean the filter, flow petrol into it from the other direction to 'back flush' it or use some brake cleaner spray. However I may be wrong - it has happened before
Was 100% before.

Is the thingie that is the wrong way the little plastic one? We were wondering. Ok well try that tonite when we get home and keep u posted. Thank you so much

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Hi Ilse,

the tiny plastic filter (or thingy) is in the metal carb inlet pipe, you can remove this and do not use it.

I was talking about the inline fuel filter being around the wrong way - the larger plastic one that is between the 2 sections of rubber fuel hose
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That's a good point ... if the inline fuel filter is wrong way round fuel will not be passing through.

The Tiny, white plastic filter inside the metal fuel inlet pipe can clog, so YES,
use a razor or sharp knife to catch it's edge and remove it. Or not.

(I leave my little white filter in but do check it once in a while)


Only other thing that might be blocking fuel is a clogged petcock.

You can undo the two bolts holding it in place and remove it.
(DRAIN FUEL BEFORE YOU DO THIS ) Some times on a new tank crap can be inside blocking fuel flow ... but not common.

Your hose routing is GOOD and I like the turned metal inlet fuel pipe. Good move on that! You should be able to use ALL the fuel in the tank ... so I'm surprised it's not running now ... hopefully it's just fuel filter put in wrong way.

Good luck! Let us know how you like the bike! Your range should be AWESOME with the big tank!
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That's a good point ... if the inline fuel filter is wrong way round fuel will not be passing through.

The Tiny, white plastic filter inside the metal fuel inlet pipe can clog, so YES,
use a razor or sharp knife to catch it's edge and remove it. Or not.

(I leave my little white filter in but do check it once in a while)


Only other thing that might be blocking fuel is a clogged petcock.

You can undo the two bolts holding it in place and remove it.
(DRAIN FUEL BEFORE YOU DO THIS ) Some times on a new tank crap can be inside blocking fuel flow ... but not common.

Your hose routing is GOOD and I like the turned metal inlet fuel pipe. Good move on that! You should be able to use ALL the fuel in the tank ... so I'm surprised it's not running now ... hopefully it's just fuel filter put in wrong way.

Good luck! Let us know how you like the bike! Your range should be AWESOME with the big tank!
Thanks so much for all the advice. My baby went around the block twice,seems it was the little plastic thing between the 2 pipes. It would not really let petrol through,so we removed it completely for now.

We put 10 litres in and now starts on ON

So happy. Now I just need to sort my jetting out then hes good to go :-D We put on a aftermarket cowley and put in a 150 jet,bike was a monster :-D but vot 164 km on tank instead of 210 km. The guy then tuned it and got 174, enjoyed bike alot but because it was before the 20L tank goi g awaybwas a problem even with my 5L Desert fox.

The guy then put in a 145 main jet, I now have to downgear in traffic all the time and gettin 139km on small tank. So now contemplating should I put bigger jet in again or just put on the stock exhaust. I enjiyed gim as a monster and if I knew then what I know now would have just left it. We dont really want to do it ourselves because of the needle thingie.

Anyways, so happy at least I dont have to commute by car now so thank thank you peeps



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That's a good point ... if the inline fuel filter is wrong way round fuel will not be passing through.

The Tiny, white plastic filter inside the metal fuel inlet pipe can clog, so YES,
use a razor or sharp knife to catch it's edge and remove it. Or not.

(I leave my little white filter in but do check it once in a while)


Only other thing that might be blocking fuel is a clogged petcock.

You can undo the two bolts holding it in place and remove it.
(DRAIN FUEL BEFORE YOU DO THIS ) Some times on a new tank crap can be inside blocking fuel flow ... but not common.

Your hose routing is GOOD and I like the turned metal inlet fuel pipe. Good move on that! You should be able to use ALL the fuel in the tank ... so I'm surprised it's not running now ... hopefully it's just fuel filter put in wrong way.

Good luck! Let us know how you like the bike! Your range should be AWESOME with the big tank!
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