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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-09-2007, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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I was planning on de-winterizing the bike this weekend and thought that I would clean the air filters out. What do I need to clean them out with and do they need to be oiled afterwards? If so what type of oil and how much?

Also, after fogging the engine I couldn't get it to rev above 4000 rpms and after doing some searches I think its due to the carb vent hose. Does anybody have a picture of where this is suppose to go?
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Right side air filter in the hole in the back towaed the rear. Cut the end of the hose at a 45 degree angle to keep it from being clogged up.
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If you have the stock air filters, a simple cleaning with warm soapy water and once dry you can re oil them using 30 weight oil. The other route is to buy a K&N filter recharge kit and use their cleaner and re oil spray. That's what I used for mine.

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And be sure the filter are completely dry after washing!! <(added that at edit)

The only thing I don't like about using motor oil is, it is always going to have a tendency to drain to the bottom (especially on non-absorbing filter materials), where as a filter specific oil is quite sticky and stays in place better.

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Thanks for the input guys...i went and bought the k&n cleaining kit and it worked great. Also found that vent hose and cut it at a 45 degrees and it ran much better. Amazing that one hose can cause the bike to run so poorly! Thanks again.
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