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    650sx water separator

    Does anyone know what exactly this is? I think it is a water separator? The line coming out of it goes up into the handle pole. When I opened it up it was full of fuel, is this normal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew N 19 View Post
    Does anyone know what exactly this is? I think it is a water separator? The line coming out of it goes up into the handle pole. When I opened it up it was full of fuel, is this normal?
    Yes sir!....bubbles in the bowl will be water.....made to remove water in fuel line....up to a point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane1000 View Post
    Yes sir!....bubbles in the bowl will be water.....made to remove water in fuel line....up to a point.
    How does this system work? It seems like it is separated from the rest of the fuel lines. It appears to be inline between the fuel tank and a breather hose? I would seem to think this would be with the other fuel lines going to the carburetor.

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    It's a water trap to keep water from getting into the tank from the vent. You should also have a check valve in the line going to the pole that keeps fuel from getting out.

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    Kawasaki designed the fuel tank vent system to draw clean air from the outside of the hull (not the oil/gas/battery fumes from the inside). The handle pole is the highest location from the water for this vent(unless the craft is upside down after a wipe-out). The water separator you pictured is supposed to prevent water from entering your fuel tank. Empty your separator often of any water , hence why it is conveniently located under the hood and no tools required to drain it.

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