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Re: Solvent to clean air filters?
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2017, 09:54:40 PM »
Dawn dishwashing detergent on fab 1 works fine. But pro filters are 8 bucks, with a dry filter skin and reg so cal riding I buy about 6 a year. No need to clean.
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Re: Solvent to clean air filters?
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2017, 10:44:38 AM »
Dawn. Soapy water gets the dirt out just fine. No need for solvents. You don't have to get all the oil out, you're just going to re-oil it again anyway. You're welcome.

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Re: Solvent to clean air filters?
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2017, 03:38:10 PM »
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Re: Solvent to clean air filters?
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2017, 12:04:20 PM »
Used gas for years and never had one issue.
The key is don't let them sit after the gas. Straight to getting coated with Dawn & washed and rinsed at least 3 times.

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Re: Solvent to clean air filters?
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2017, 12:32:56 PM »
Used gas for years and never had one issue.
The key is don't let them sit after the gas. Straight to getting coated with Dawn & washed and rinsed at least 3 times.

yup.

If you don't like the gasoline idea, a gallon of diesel works great. Less flammable by a mile, still cuts the filter oil well and washes out with Dawn and leaves the filter like new. Doesn't attack the filter glue either.
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Re: Solvent to clean air filters?
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2017, 11:49:03 AM »
Dawn dishwashing detergent on fab 1 works fine. But pro filters are 8 bucks, with a dry filter skin and reg so cal riding I buy about 6 a year. No need to clean.

Thats starting to make a lot more sense. I'd opt out of the filter skins but I would give them a fresh soak / squeeze in Maxima FFT before installing.

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Re: Solvent to clean air filters?
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2017, 03:04:06 PM »
Dawn dishwashing detergent on fab 1 works fine. But pro filters are 8 bucks, with a dry filter skin and reg so cal riding I buy about 6 a year. No need to clean.

Thats starting to make a lot more sense. I'd opt out of the filter skins but I would give them a fresh soak / squeeze in Maxima FFT before installing.

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Why? They're already oiled.

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Re: Solvent to clean air filters?
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2017, 06:57:40 AM »
I wash them in pre-mix, that way I don't have to oil them afterwards.... "14-year old ME"
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Re: Solvent to clean air filters?
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2017, 01:06:00 PM »
Haven't even taken mine out since I got the bike. Never had an issue.

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Re: Solvent to clean air filters?
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2017, 11:12:32 PM »
Used gas for years and never had one issue.
The key is don't let them sit after the gas. Straight to getting coated with Dawn & washed and rinsed at least 3 times.

yup.

If you don't like the gasoline idea, a gallon of diesel works great. Less flammable by a mile, still cuts the filter oil well and washes out with Dawn and leaves the filter like new. Doesn't attack the filter glue either.

Totally agree...all I have ever used to clean my air filters is Dawn and hot water. It cleans it very good and does not completely remove all of the oil from the filter. I use less filter oil when oiling the filter up this way too. I am a cheap date so this fits my program perfectly. I have had several bikes with over 200 hours on them with absolute no issues!

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Re: Solvent to clean air filters?
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2017, 12:39:20 PM »

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Re: Solvent to clean air filters?
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2017, 12:40:05 PM »
Haven't even taken mine out since I got the bike. Never had an issue.

You better be phucking kidding Ingerson.  :shock:  :lol: :lol:

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Re: Solvent to clean air filters?
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2017, 12:41:13 PM »
Haven't even taken mine out since I got the bike. Never had an issue.

You better be phucking kidding Ingerson.  :shock:  :lol: :lol:

It's OK. He oiled it twice before the first ride.

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Re: Solvent to clean air filters?
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2017, 12:59:04 PM »
Haven't even taken mine out since I got the bike. Never had an issue.

You better be phucking kidding Ingerson.  :shock:  :lol: :lol:

It's OK. He oiled it twice before the first ride.

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