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air filter life

its comin to that time of year again when all the servicing equipment gets purchased. my current air filters are only 8 months old and have only done between 1-2K miles. is it worth replacing them or are they good for another 12 months?

p.s i kept the mesh on them

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Yep they're junk, you better get new ones and send me these

They should be still good. Do you ride a lot at night where bugs get caked inside them or in sandy areas?

I live near the coast and 90% of our roads have a degree of wind blown sand on them.

Take them out, look at them, blow them out with compressed air.

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ok ill send them to you now

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ok ill send them to you now
No, I think he only wants the bugs and sand.
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The manual calls for 12,000 miles or 19,200 kms to replace.

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No, I think he only wants the bugs and sand.
No thanks I we have more than enough


Sorry about my other post, my ADD was kicking in. But yes, they should be still good. If they have any debris in them, just blow them out with compressed air and reinstall.

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No thanks I we have more than enough


Sorry about my other post, my ADD was kicking in. But yes, they should be still good. If they have any debris in them, just blow them out with compressed air and reinstall.

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Using a quiet compressor, of course.
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Using a quiet compressor, of course.
Ouch man, that's kind of a low blow

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I would NEVER use compressed air to blow out any airfilter.
This is rule number one from the old-school mechanics.
Feel free to disagree, but ever since I was a kid, I've been told by professional and ammature mechanics to not do that. Especially with any filter that uses a paper or fiber element.
You can gently bump the filter to shake loose dirt and particles to get you thru a little longer, just don't distort the shape.

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