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    wolfy

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    Air filters

    Post by wolfy on Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:37 pm

    Been washing my air filters for years with proper cleaning solution in a bucket then fairy qwid but sill not happy!, did think? about sneaking them in the washing machine Laughing but then got a bucket with some washing powder..... i nicked!! left them soak for five then rinsed & shit they were like brand new.
    Me getting good at this house work lol!
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    captain caveman

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    Re: Air filters

    Post by captain caveman on Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:45 pm

    Been sticking mine in the washer for years wash em on there own or with your bike gear.
    Got a little spray bottle mixed with petrol and 2 stroke oil once there dried i give them a good spray with that.
    (Also spray the bike with it after washing)
    petrol evaporates and leaves a layer of 2 stroke behind.
    Still not quite water proof through lol!
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    Timmmaaay!

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    Re: Air filters

    Post by Timmmaaay! on Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:44 pm

    I know this thread is old, but...

    ...cleaning an air filter is a minging job. I've just done mine and I'm buzzing of air filter cleaner, and my face is still numb from getting more than a little bit high on the fumes!

    I did a search for air filters earlier, and came across these [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. Has anyone, or is anyone using these? If they do the job, then I'm thinking cleaning filters is the thing of the past for me, especially at only £6 a pop!

    Thoughts?
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    steve

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    Re: Air filters

    Post by steve on Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:24 pm

    I use the pre oiled filter but there £12 a pop. (where you getting them from) Then when i get a bag full i stick them in the washing machine when the wifes out:lol!:
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    Timmmaaay!

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    Re: Air filters

    Post by Timmmaaay! on Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:28 pm

    Ha ha, class! Does that actually work then? Doesn't it harm the filter membrane or anything?

    If you roll your cursor over the "pre oiled air filters" in my previous message then you should be able to click on it for the link - I was trying to be clever, does it work? scratch

    if not - http://www.motorcycle-superstore.co.uk/2/10/426/26648/27273/PITEM/Maxima-Pre-Oiled-Air-Filter-2013-Yamaha-WR250F-Parts.aspx
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    wolfy

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    Re: Air filters

    Post by wolfy on Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:56 pm

    So I take it you got a dustbin full of smelly socks.....lol!

    You need to clean your air filter after every ride mind tim.

    Ps: washing power is fine in warm/cold  water, they don't like the tumble dryer tho! Smile
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    Timmmaaay!

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    Re: Air filters

    Post by Timmmaaay! on Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:04 pm

    I'm averaging about 100 miles per air filter clean at the moment, which equates to one day's riding with you lol!

    How many times on average can I clean my filters before binning them?
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    wolfy

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    Re: Air filters

    Post by wolfy on Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:31 pm

    Well I got 3, for washing one at a time is a pain....but them 3 lasted me nearly two years.
    Almost due for new one's tho!
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    Timmmaaay!

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    Re: Air filters

    Post by Timmmaaay! on Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:07 pm

    Fair play, and you're still using the washing powder in a bucket trick? Where're you going to get your filters from? Is there a place local?

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    Re: Air filters

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