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Recall Fuel Filter Remedy
for Fuel Injected Buell S3 Thunderbolt


Buell S3 Thunderbolt owner Don Scott
1999 Buell S3
Pro Series

clear1.gifBuell American Motorcycles recalled the fuel filter on the 1999 S3 Thunderbolt due to the possibility of the plastic filter case rupturing. In our opinion however, the recall to fix the fuel filter's questionable structure wasn't much of a fix.

The remedy filter held up to compare size and quality as well as the position of the it low down near the motor.

The remedy filter hung down much further, requiring more fuel line, rotating the fuel valve position by 180o and relocating it uncomfortably close to the motor in plain site.

Looking from underneath, the K & N Fuel Filter is a nice replacement to the recall.Don replaced the recall with a K&N mini fuel filter made of polished billet. You won't see much of it though, it's tucked up under the fuel tank where the original fuel filter was.

The K&N fuel filter specifications areA side view of the K & N Fuel Filter in place on 1999 Buell S3 Thunderbolt rated to withstand 6,000 PSI. Has a flowrate of 900 LPH and has a reusable filter element. Overall a nice replacement to the factory recall.

  • What's required for modification:
  • Crimp type hose clamps
  • hose clamp pliers
  • Hose cutters/ Side cutters
  • K&N Mini Fuel Filter

This page's content is of the author's own speculation and is not to be construed as a professional opinion.

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