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Centauro that has sat for years?

Discussion in 'Spine' started by 56Steve, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. 56Steve

    56Steve Just got it firing!

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    Is there a non oem fuel filter that can be used? I figure there has to be some 10 year old gas in the one on the bike.
     
  2. john zibell

    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT Famiglia

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    Not that I know of. Looks like the same one used on the Quota.
     
  3. Bigbear

    Bigbear Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I'm sure Todd can supply one - you are lucky to have such a dedicated patriarch.
    The one on mine is a Weber - quite large - a benefiet to healthy running, & placed out front helps cooling.
    One other thing is check the fuel tap tank filter, the one in mine wouldn't have been amiss on scooter!
    I have fitted a Mk5 one which is quite long & better quality. The Centauro tap has a smaller thread for it however.
    Find a bicycle pump nozzle ( small male thread with knurled top & fine tubular needle striking out of it - used to blow up footballs etc ) they have the same thread & are long enuf to protrude out of the tap. Break the fine nozzel off & drill apropriate same I.d. As the nozzel & then screw it in, the knurled end will fit snugly inside the Mk5 filter stem & the Mk5 tap washer has the same I.d. as the filter, so when pushed over the filter it is held snugly on the fitting & tightening the tap into the tank squeezes the filter in the washer to ensure it is held firm.
    I Have just completed my 2 year Centauro to 992 Sport conversion - Yahoooooo so with a few minor items I will get to enjoy it during our summer.
    I will try & post a build event with pics ASAP
    One thing I have learnt - it's not the build, but the details!!!

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  4. 56Steve

    56Steve Just got it firing!

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    Nice work. The sports where such great looking bikes. To bad the ergos don't work for me.
     

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