holes in filter
Posted February 17, 2008 - 06:11 PM
I have been doing a lot of road riding and had filter skins on it so I haven't had to take it out and clean it. Yesterday I pulled it and to my dismay I seen the rear/bottom portion of the filter eaten away.Not from a mouse either. I know these bikes have backfire screens in them so something must come through the carb the wrong way. Is it possible that it is being eaten from fuel? Im not exaggerating, its bad. Completely through 2 layers of a Uni Filter. I searched and appearently I am the only one with this freak problem
The only changes to my carb is a jet kit and a smaller leak jet [/COLOR]
Posted February 18, 2008 - 08:53 AM
and considering your bike hasnt caught fire so far....
seemingly the batteries are sealed units, unless yours has split open or done something wierd. Take your battery out and examine it closely for any leakage.....should be white residue all over the place if so.
Posted February 18, 2008 - 06:02 PM
Posted February 19, 2008 - 10:28 AM
but it is very common, need to keep it oiled and clean.(lasts longer)
Posted February 24, 2008 - 07:41 AM
since no one has knew what I was talking about, I dug it out of the garbage can and took a few pictures
Posted February 27, 2008 - 06:26 AM
Posted February 27, 2008 - 06:32 AM
Posted February 27, 2008 - 06:34 AM
Posted February 27, 2008 - 06:35 AM
Posted February 27, 2008 - 06:36 AM
From what I can tell, usually gravity pulls things down, by that, I mean that whatever you cleaned it with (say gas or actual "filter cleaner") didn't get rinsed out 100%, then the filter was oiled and reinstalled, the contamination (gas/cleaner) then settled at the bottom portion of the filter because it is thinner than the filter oil and will travel due to gravity, there it sat and ate away.
Remember that most of these cleaners are solvents, solvents eat oils and petroleum products.
Posted February 27, 2008 - 06:58 AM
Posted February 27, 2008 - 10:27 AM