When you think about doing bike maintenance we tend to only do the major things. Oil changes. New spark plugs. Adjust the valves. We tend to not look deeper and check the small things till they break. Of late I had noticed that the fuel filters on my bike looked to be sitting at a funny angle. On closer examination I found that they had started to deform from heat generated by the engine. So it was time to replace them. Glad I did as I have found that they had started to crack as well.
$13.20 later I had 2 new ones from Munich Motorcycles on my doorstep. Look at the difference.
I would hate to think what would have happened out on the open road when one of the filters cracked open. Less fuel range and run out. Petrol on hot exhaust system. It can be the small things that cause the worse problems.