hey, how long does your air filter last before it hits the dumpster?

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  • FlameDog

Posted September 22, 2006 - 04:27 AM


i have been usiing moose filters with no-toil oil,
my stock filter has been used a half dozen times and now it is splitting at the gasket surface &%$#@!? shouldn't it last more than that?

my moose filters have been used about the same, i see one of them is starting to split at the filter basket post, it will hit the dumpster pretty quick,

what seems to be the best filter out there?
am i wrong in wanting more life from a filter?
maybe i'm too harsh when cleaning them?

  • NavyNuke

Posted September 22, 2006 - 04:34 AM


what do you use to clean them?? filter cleaner helps over some more caustic cleaners. My stock yamah one lasted about 10 cleans before it started to chunk a bit, and I chucked it. My first UNI filter has 15 or 20 cleans on it, and my second uni has 3 or 4 cleans on it. but I clean them a lot because I ride in the sand a lot.

  • kskyles

Posted September 22, 2006 - 09:29 AM


I've had great success with UNI. I'll get about 15-25 cleanings out of one. I also had good results with TwinAir filters.

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  • Rich_in_Orlando

Posted September 22, 2006 - 12:24 PM


My Twin Air filters last on average a year- about 15 wash/oil cycles. I clean them with kerosene and dawn dish soap and I use 10W-30 oil on the filter.

  • FlameDog

Posted September 22, 2006 - 12:59 PM


i am usiing no-toil soap and oil, hot water cleaning,

i think i will switch, thanx

  • 642MX

Posted September 22, 2006 - 07:46 PM


I use UNI filters. I only keep them one year and then throw them away. I use gas to wash and FFT for oil, they still look good after one year, but I still throw them out.

  • pjriss

Posted September 23, 2006 - 07:23 AM


I've read that no-toil cleaner and oil will dissolve the glue on some other filters. I use no-toil cleaner and oil with no-toil and twin air filters. I get about 20+ cleans before they start to chunk.


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