blown motor - bad air filter
Posted July 31, 2006 - 07:22 PM
My buddy needs a complete motor rebuild for his XR400 ($1500) - his mechanic says it's because of a never-changed and poorly installed air filter. I guess they were scooping dust out of it by the handful...anyway, this guy says to change the air filter after every ride - have two and keep one cleaned and oiled and put it in after the ride and clean the other one etc. You get the picture.
I clean and change my filter but not nearly that often. So do I run the same risk with my 2002 WR426 if I just change it when it looks dirty?
Posted July 31, 2006 - 07:43 PM
A filter may not look dirty, but really it is even at one ride.
You bike will be much happier if you get into the habit of cleaning the air filter often.
Posted July 31, 2006 - 09:01 PM
Posted August 02, 2006 - 04:16 PM
I have three or four filters prepped and ready in zip lock baggies. Change it in the evening before we light the camp fire, and I'm good to go. Cheap, easy, quick insurance
Hehehe yeah, they're like condoms, need to have a clean one ready whenever it is needed