Last week we showed you the first look at the new 10 micron fuel filter for fuel injected KTM and similar models. For reference, a human hair runs about 75 microns.
In the week since, about 750 miles have passed on our 2015 KTM 450xc-w. Okay, I cheated a bit, I started riding a couple of days before the first story posted. In Baja the miles pass quickly I guess. Here are a couple of photos of our results so far. The 450 has performed fine with the filter in it and there have been no other issues.
In Baja our fuel came from regular gas stations, roadside jugs, both metal and plastic and we also filled from a pickup mounted fuel tank. As you can see, there is certainly a bit of gunk on our filter. Most of it is very small. I have used a couple of photos to give a good look. It is a bit hard to get the detail correct with a macro shot. One photo seems to exaggerate the debris some.
I have removed the in-line 20 micron filter, so this is the only filter in the line. The lack of a negative result is not itself proof of value. Despite hundreds of hours of ride time, I have never had a clogged injector in a KTM. But I know others have, so it is worth an ounce of prevention.
So far so good, I will keep you posted if we run into something else interesting in our filter testing.