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Has anyone out there cleaned or changed their air filter yet? If so, how hard was it and how long did it take?
It won't be hard to do, just take a little time. You will have to remove the front fairings, take the "dash" (speedo surround) that attaches to the tank loose, take off the black plastic covers right under the tank, and pull the tank up and to the side or totally off. Then you remove one phillips head screw and pull it up out the air filter.
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I cleaned mine- it's a weird looking thing and has something like hair on one side. I had to pinch and tear the foam free from the adhesive holding to the frame and metal screen (here and there) to wash it. I just used a bunch of dish soap and water and then used the compressor to air dry it and oiled it and reinstalled. Remember to put it back in the way it came out (with the hair facing forward).
 

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Anyone out there put on an after market air cleaner? If so, which one and how do you like it?
 

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I got a Piper Cross (UK) # MPX113 foam filter from Ebay, and it's a tight fit. With the airbox cover removed, I was able to pull it it while pinching the filter seal going in from outside to help slide it in place without damaging it. I also absorbed the thin oil that was on it with paper towel and upgraded it with Maxima's synthetic Fab-1 air filter oil...

http://www.pipercross.net/motorcycle/applications.asp?m1=9&m2=186
http://www.maximausa.com/products/filteroils/filterspray.asp
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kawa...0719414QQcmdZViewItem?_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116
 

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Thanks for posting a picture of that air filter. Now I know what it looks like. I didn't get mine out today. I have a full tank of gas I have to burn off and have to get some filter oil.
 

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the book just says to use regular 30 weight oil on the stocker, which is what I did. I have a bottle of the K&N air filter oil that I was going to use, but I didn't.

Do you think I should go back and put the K&N foam air filter oil on it instead of the 30 weight?
 

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Thanks for the ideas of replacement air filters. What is the advantage of the aftermarket filters? Does it improve performance at all? Better mpg?

Also a quick rant: Could you imagine what would happen to a car manufacturer who put out a product where you had to take off the body and the gas tank to get at the air filter? Add to that a speedometer that runs 8% slow and has buzzing dash panels? :mad: Chrysler tried that a few decades ago and would have gone out of business if Uncle Sam hadn't bailed them out. <end rant mode> :D
 

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Thanks for the ideas of replacement air filters. What is the advantage of the aftermarket filters? Does it improve performance at all? Better mpg?

Also a quick rant: Could you imagine what would happen to a car manufacturer who put out a product where you had to take off the body and the gas tank to get at the air filter? Add to that a speedometer that runs 8% slow and has buzzing dash panels? :mad: Chrysler tried that a few decades ago and would have gone out of business if Uncle Sam hadn't bailed them out. <end rant mode> :D
This has inspired a thread for off topic discussion! You'll be duly quoted!
 

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Has anyone out there cleaned or changed their air filter yet? If so, how hard was it and how long did it take?
I installed a new dna filter yesterday and it would of taken only about 15 min or less, the gas line has a swival on it so you can turn it around and set the whole tank where the seat goes so it went smooth...

Why it took longer was because I wanted to take the rubber baffles out so I took the air box apart (about 10 screws) also when I pulled out the old filter there where a few dried bugs at the bottom and a few fell into the filterd side (or clean side) of the airbox it was kind of annoying but I'll try and be more carefull next time since I know about it...

anyway thats that...
 
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