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525rider

Sand in oil filter

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your oil breather may be picking it up??? Re rout it to your airbox and put a filter on the end of it. That sucks......

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+1 on the breather hose

I have never seen a filter on the end of the breather hose. Any Pics or links?

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I got the filter from an auto parts store, it is ment to go in a cars airbox, I think that it is either for the PVC valve or the crank case breather hose. I think it was $3, just find one that will fit on the end of your hose.

Using a hose long enough to reach your airbox is probably long enough to stop sand or dust.. I just dont want to take a chance.

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I got the filter from an auto parts store, it is ment to go in a cars airbox, I think that it is either for the PVC valve or the crank case breather hose. I think it was $3, just find one that will fit on the end of your hose.

Using a hose long enough to reach your airbox is probably long enough to stop sand or dust.. I just dont want to take a chance.

honestly i wouldn't care if it was $50, after reading that thread about the guy spent 3 days in the dunes and ruined his bike...a $3,000 rebuild. i don't want to take my bike to the dunes ever again haha :thumbsup:

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honestly i wouldn't care if it was $50, after reading that thread about the guy spent 3 days in the dunes and ruined his bike...a $3,000 rebuild. i don't want to take my bike to the dunes ever again haha :thumbsup:

I ride the sand dunes alot probably every other weekend in the summer if im not riding tracks or desert, and have spent many weekend holidays 5 day trips riding all day every single day in the dunes and i never have problems.

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I have seen some riders reroute this breather tube down the frame under the skid plate /cut slightly shorter,(to avoid sand sucking) with good results or into the airbox (mainly to avoid water)......All the sand should be gone after a couple of oil changers...and be glad you did not get water in the motor, that is a lot of fun to deal with.

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dont't understand the whole breather tube in airbox thing,thought that motors liked cool air as opposed to hot air comming from a motor that is 200 degrees

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