Oil in air filter compartment???
Posted March 25, 2007 - 07:32 PM
Does anyone know what might cause this???
Thanks for any input...
Posted March 25, 2007 - 07:39 PM
Posted March 26, 2007 - 05:58 PM
I found this the hard way ...messy airbox and messy air filter. Even with a normal oil filling, after every ride I would have a dirty air filter, with a big brownish spot on its outer side. After a while I noticed this vent hose opening on the airbox... preciselly facing that brown big spot in the air filter element!!!!
So, I went the old fashion days... I plugged the hole and routed the vent hose facing the chain, as a "lube device". The result: a clean air filter after many rides, and a permanently oiled chain....(you will find that even with normal engine oil levels, the hose will still drip oil to the chain-frame after every ride).
Greetings from Chile.
P.D. Also, my bike (2007 also) would stall frequently, in low revs...and after this mod, it never stalled again. Dónt know the reason, but I´m happy again.
Posted March 26, 2007 - 08:59 PM
Posted March 27, 2007 - 05:05 PM
¿You think so?.. Think twice...and check where I ride:
It was'nt designed to spew oil in there, only blow by. It's a crank case breather just like you're car. The problem here is that he is'nt doing his own maintenance. The service dorks grossly overfilled it. Hopefully he did'nt buy into a service contract! Also I think the dog down in Chile is going to get water in his motor. over
And by the way, I´ve been told this hose has positive pressure, so it should not be a problem in water crossings (If I ever find water here...).
Take care.. ride safe.
Posted March 27, 2007 - 06:24 PM
Posted March 30, 2007 - 10:08 PM