Air Filter Disinagration
Posted October 17, 2003 - 08:25 PM
Here's my drill;
1)clean filter in solvent
2)clean filter in warm/soapy water (useing Palmolive to avoid "dishwater hands".
4)Use Twin Air oil filter
5)Put in Tupperware or Ziplock then into gearbag.
This filter has been in my gearbag about 2 months,
the bike is only about 5 months old.
I've used this "system " forever and never have seen this.
Imagine if the filter was on the bike.
I'd appreciate your comments.
I'd also like to thank all of you contributors for your advise it's been a tremendous resource.
Also my Twin Air filter shows no signs of breakdown.
Posted October 18, 2003 - 04:54 AM
Posted October 18, 2003 - 07:30 AM
Posted October 18, 2003 - 07:39 AM
Mine was on the bike when it started falling apart. It wasnt't the main part of the filter but the ring where it seals with grease to the air box.
Same thing happened with my UNI Filter. Stock and No Toil filters have been fine. I clean with Kerosine and then Simple Green in warm water.
Posted October 18, 2003 - 03:10 PM
I guess you shouldn't store it in a tight sealed container when it's oiled. Just like Trailriderjoe said.
BTW I found a Unifilter on ebay for 20.00 cdn$$. It's not too bad for a spare. They usually run near 55.00$$cdn.
Posted October 18, 2003 - 05:49 PM
I also change them every ride and always have a clean, dryone one ready to oil up and go.
I'd say the solvent is eating the thing apart.
Posted October 19, 2003 - 05:58 PM
I think TrailJoe has a valid point regarding dry time.