2002 Stock air filter shredded?

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  • 4:20six

Posted February 13, 2002 - 10:11 PM


I just ckecked my stock air filter in my 02, and was shocked to see where it seats was completely shredded and deteriorated. Whats up with that?? The bike is only 4 months old, and I've only cleaned the filter twice. I used general all purpose grease to seal it, could that have eaten the foam away? Will yamaha give me a new filter, since this one was obviosly defective or garbage to begin with? I doubt it, so I bought a twin air.

  • DirtJunkiexxx

Posted February 13, 2002 - 10:42 PM


I have 02 also, and use belray waterproof all purpose grease to seal it, the bike is almost 2 mos old, I let you know if it happens to me! :)

  • crazyadam

Posted February 13, 2002 - 12:29 PM


The No-Toil kit is great. local dealer has them for 20 bucks, (free filter, oil, cleaner, and grease.) My luck with OEM filters has been bad. These hold up a lot better, IMHO.

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  • bassr_#186

Posted February 13, 2002 - 12:39 PM


I ran into the same problem on my brother-in-law's 250f. The problem was the plastic inner cage. The lip that contacts the filter was not smooth - it had sharp spots left all over it from the molding process. It destroyed two filters before we noticed it. After sanding it down, the new filter is holding up fine.

  • zx7king

Posted February 13, 2002 - 12:50 PM


you did the right thing buying a twin air. I had one in my 250 two smoke before I sold it. Took it out and now have it in my 426. I cant count the number of times i have cleaned it in a bucket of mineral spirits and it is not shredded at all.

-- charles


Posted February 14, 2002 - 05:53 AM


Hey bud, Could you give me that local dealers name or number or if they have a website, I would like to see if they could ship me one of those no toil kits to me in VA. I have heard nothing but good things about them. My e-mail is FRANKNINJA9R@AOL.COM. Any info. would be greatly appreciated, Frank :)

  • crazyadam

Posted February 14, 2002 - 06:19 AM


Freewheeling cycle... It was 20.99, I think.
716-873-1053. Just called them.. free filter deal has expired :) sorry...
Might as well call dennis kirk or somebody else. But this stuff does work great!

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