Anyone else panic everytime they mount the air filter?
Posted October 03, 2007 - 08:13 PM
Just wondering if I'm the only person out there that panics whenever I clean my air filter? I usually mount and re-mount and triple check again.
Also, this may be a dumb question, but when I cleaned the air filter for the first time, the dealer had the filter stretched over the pin on the back side of the filter (away from the carb) so that you could see the 1/2 inch round plastic piece when the filter is on the cage. Is this the way it should be done? Or should the filter just slide over the pin without stretching the filter? Sorry no pics.
Also, am I worrying too much about the filter fitting tight or is it something that you can't screw up?
Posted October 03, 2007 - 10:01 PM
Posted October 04, 2007 - 04:02 AM
Posted October 04, 2007 - 08:10 AM
Posted October 04, 2007 - 08:27 AM
A clean well maintained bike is a happy bike with less problems.....usually. Keep it up, no reason not to:thumbsup:
Posted October 04, 2007 - 09:20 AM
Just wanted to make sure I'm normal.
Always remember, normal is a relative term:thumbsup:
Posted October 04, 2007 - 01:22 PM
On the WR its pretty easy and sits pretty good. Most of the CRF valve problems are due to improper air filter mounting IMHO, and thats also thanks to a more complicated cage mounting.
Posted October 04, 2007 - 08:25 PM
Posted October 05, 2007 - 03:44 AM
For me the most stressful part of fitting a clean oiled filter is trying to get the dirty filter off while trying not to dislodge some sand particle anywhere which could fall where you don't want it. I always wrag clean the airbox interior first, but it still worries me. The airbox exit at the top is just big enough to get the filter out with maybe a little touch on something. But when it's filthy in there I don't know of any easy way.
Anyone tried those filter skin things?
It just occurred to me that the WR boys probably don't have this problem - due to side air box access. At least so much. Is this true?
Posted October 05, 2007 - 07:52 AM
I tried the filter skins on my wife's quad and they help keep the main filter clean. However, it's just one more thing you have to worry about fitting right. It wasn't that big of a deal on a quad because there was ample access to the filter. On a dirt bike it might be a little more difficult, but I haven't tried one on my bike.