Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kapuskasing Ontario Canada
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From 2007 Versys Service manual:
Air Cleaner Element Cleaning
○In dusty areas, the element should be cleaned more frequently than the recommended interval.
○After riding through rain or on muddily roads, the element should be cleaned immediately.
If dirt or dust is allowed to pass through into the throttle assy, the throttle may become stuck, possibly causing accident.
If dirt gets through into the engine, excessive engine wear and possibly engine damage will occur.
Air Switching Valve Hose
Air Cleaner Element Screw
Air Cleaner Element
Upper Plastic Holder
○The wire screen is fastened with an adhesive for the shaded portion. Do not remove the wire screen.
Clean the element in a well-ventilated area, and make sure that there are no sparks or flame anywhere near the working area. Because of the danger of highly flammable liquids, do not use gasoline or a low-flash point solvent to
clean the element.
•Clean the element in a bath of high-flash point solvent, and then dry it with compressed air or by shaking it.
•After cleaning, saturate a clean, lint-free towel with SE, SF, or SG class SAE 30 oil and apply the oil to the element by tapping the element outside with the towel.
•Visually check the element for tears or breaks.
•If the element has any tears or breaks, replace the element.
•Install the element unit with the foam element side (gray) facing down.
Last edited by invader; 06-22-2011 at 08:08 AM.