How do you clean the airbox?


11 replies to this topic
  • Vegemite_luva

Posted April 08, 2007 - 09:13 AM

#1

How do you clean the airbox? I have the basic grime and airfilter oil in the airbox. I bought an Acerbis airbox cover but it doesn't appear to be the correct one as it has a hole but no mounting screw or place to run the airfilter clip over. I am going to return it and get the Twin Air airbox cover. But I am still puzzled how and with what I can clean the airbox with. What do you guys do?

  • BLACK_BONES

Posted April 08, 2007 - 10:13 AM

#2

I clean my airbox with a rag with some varsol on it.

  • gregwr450f

Posted April 08, 2007 - 10:40 PM

#3

stuff the intake with rags and clean with petrol.

  • witdogg

Posted April 08, 2007 - 10:42 PM

#4

I clean mine every time I clean the air filter. I take carburetor cleaner and spray it on a rag and completely wipe down the inside of the air box. When I am done it looks brand new.

  • TWILES

Posted April 09, 2007 - 09:52 AM

#5

I clean mine every time I clean the air filter. I take carburetor cleaner and spray it on a rag and completely wipe down the inside of the air box. When I am done it looks brand new.


Same here but I spray WD-40 all in the box and wipe it out.

  • SID013

Posted April 09, 2007 - 04:46 PM

#6

How do you clean the airbox? I have the basic grime and airfilter oil in the airbox. I bought an Acerbis airbox cover but it doesn't appear to be the correct one as it has a hole but no mounting screw or place to run the airfilter clip over. I am going to return it and get the Twin Air airbox cover. But I am still puzzled how and with what I can clean the airbox with. What do you guys do?


I bought the same Acerbis airbox cover & it appears it is for the YZ which has the screw to retain the airfilter. I fixed that by fitting a screw & nut to seal the hole & the clip goes over near the screw & holds the cover in place. The lip seal didn't work to good so I changed that also & now I get a tight seal. (Bit like an Eskimo) :thumbsup: It may be best to change it to the Twin Air. Less work.

Cheers from Oz.

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  • Indy_WR450

Posted April 09, 2007 - 05:05 PM

#7

The Twin Air filter cover is superior to Acerbis for washing. I use it with a high pressure washer and no water/dirt or soap gets behind it!:thumbsup:

  • MxnDoc

Posted April 12, 2007 - 10:23 AM

#8

I use Simple Green to degrease & clean the airbox along with the Twin air cover......works great!

  • ISBB

Posted April 12, 2007 - 07:30 PM

#9

a rag in the intake and a old filter that still has a bit of oil on it... squirt w/ simple green hose and and walla... filter is wet intake is dry.. :thumbsup:

  • Jaycycle

Posted April 12, 2007 - 07:34 PM

#10

The Twin Air filter cover is superior to Acerbis for washing. I use it with a high pressure washer and no water/dirt or soap gets behind it!:thumbsup:


Same here. I use the Twin-Air one and just use the pressure washer.

  • Vegemite_luva

Posted April 13, 2007 - 05:37 AM

#11

I bought the same Acerbis airbox cover & it appears it is for the YZ which has the screw to retain the airfilter. I fixed that by fitting a screw & nut to seal the hole & the clip goes over near the screw & holds the cover in place. The lip seal didn't work to good so I changed that also & now I get a tight seal. (Bit like an Eskimo) :thumbsup: It may be best to change it to the Twin Air. Less work.

Cheers from Oz.


Yeah, I confirmed with rockymountainmc.com that the Acerbis cover is for the YZ and not the WR. I am returning it and getting the Twin Air.

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted April 15, 2007 - 06:31 PM

#12

I've always used Simple Green... :thumbsup:




 
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