Stock Air filter
Posted August 29, 2004 - 11:29 PM
Just wondering when I should change my stock air filter.
I clean it every 2nd to 3rd ride, or every ride if dusty.
Looks ok to me but don't want to take any chances.
Posted August 30, 2004 - 12:55 AM
It's all in how you maintain it and the condition of the foam. I have 2 filters and rotate them. Allows me to give them a good soaking in the cleaner and not miss out on any saddle time
Posted August 30, 2004 - 03:26 AM
Posted August 30, 2004 - 04:05 AM
Filterskins are a good idea too, if you encounter dust, or go on 200km + rides in dusty conditions and are not always at the front...
BTW, an all Aussie thread so far... we must have caught them all asleep...
Posted August 30, 2004 - 04:47 AM
yer thanks guys, Sounds like a plan having a second one ready to go, Ill save my self some time.
so other than an obvious tear in the filter their good for quiet some time as long as we look after them
Posted August 30, 2004 - 04:52 AM
Posted August 30, 2004 - 09:54 AM
Posted August 31, 2004 - 01:34 AM
Very good point about the skins. They DO clog up heaps faster, I always know mine is coated in dust when I hear a faint miss from the engine. If that happens, I just rip the skin off and run the clean filter underneath. Then, when I get home, swap the dirty filter and skin for freshly oiled ones. I have heard of people running multiple skins over their filter, but I have enough trouble getting one on
If you use the filter skins, make sure you don't over oil them and they plug up much faster than the filter so be sure to pull them off when they get plugged. I've seen people have lots of "jetting" problems when the skin was the culprit not the jets.