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How to replace your air filter

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:32 pm



This one is very easy to do, and shouldn't take more than a few minutes. I purchased my new air filter from Cyclemax, whom I recommend highly.

1. Open the false tank. In the pictures below, the false tank has been removed, instructions on doing this can be read here. The filter can be replaced without removing the tank, however.

2. Unscrew the wing nut holding down the top of the air filter housing.

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3. Remove the air filter housing cover, and pull out the old air filter. If you need to remove the housing altogether, remove the two bolts exposed by the air filter, and the two rubber hoses from the bottom of the housing, then pull the housing straight up and out of the motorcycle. Replacement is the opposite of removal.

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4. Prepare your new air filter. Some applications for this air filter require it to have two small, grommetted holes. If your air filter has these holes in the top (as shown in this picture), it will also come with rubber plugs. You will have to pull out the grommets and replace them with the plugs.

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5. Place the new air filter in, making sure the bolt goes through the hole in the center of the air filter.

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6. Replace the air filter housing cover, and fasten it in place with the wing nut.

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Re: How to replace your air filter

Postby bamadave » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:21 am

Does NAPA have these replacement air filters and if they do what cross reference # ?
I know they have the oil filters and timing belts.

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Re: How to replace your air filter

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:16 am

I don't think NAPA has those air filters - if they do, I've never seen reference to it anywhere else. I use the EMGO filters that I get from Cyclemax. They are for both the GL1100 and GL1200, and you have to insert little rubber grommets (supplied) into the filter to seal it depending on which application you are using it for, but they work great, and are much cheaper than OEM.

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Re: How to replace your air filter

Postby bamadave » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:26 pm

According to my local hometown NAPA dealer, they DO NOT carry the air filters.
Thanks for the info and awesome website! :D

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Re: How to replace your air filter

Postby dhg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:45 pm

I just bought an OEM filter for my 1200 and it didn't come with a grommet for the vent tube (or It fell out of the bag and I didn't notice it) and the filter that I replaced didn't have one either. I looked at a Honda parts list and the grommets are no longer available.

Any suggestions for sealing the vent tube through the cover into the A/CL?

Thanks, Rich
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Re: How to replace your air filter

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:30 pm

I often just head to a local hardware store (or NAPA, which is right around the corner from me) for random grommets, bolts, nuts, etc. as they often have what I need, or at least something that can be adapted to what I need.

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Re: How to replace your air filter

Postby tubamanz » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:58 am

I just replaced my air filter last night - 1982 GL1100 Standard, with a filter from Cyclemax. The new filter came with a neoprene gasket glued on the bottom, the old filter I took out did not have this gasket. When I installed the new filter and put back the air box cover, the cover would not sit all the way down such that it would seal. When I compared the height of the old filter without gasket and the new filter with gasket, the difference was very close to the gap in the cover. So I peeled off the gasket and the air box cover then closed. There is a rubber gasket inside the air box that sits between the filter and the carb intake to help seal the two.

Just wondering - has anyone else seen this issue of the air filter with neoprene gasket not fitting?

Thanks!

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Re: How to replace your air filter

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:15 am

tubamanz wrote:I just replaced my air filter last night - 1982 GL1100 Standard, with a filter from Cyclemax. The new filter came with a neoprene gasket glued on the bottom, the old filter I took out did not have this gasket. When I installed the new filter and put back the air box cover, the cover would not sit all the way down such that it would seal. When I compared the height of the old filter without gasket and the new filter with gasket, the difference was very close to the gap in the cover. So I peeled off the gasket and the air box cover then closed. There is a rubber gasket inside the air box that sits between the filter and the carb intake to help seal the two.

Just wondering - has anyone else seen this issue of the air filter with neoprene gasket not fitting?

Thanks!


Interesting - I'm pretty sure the filter I got (also from Cyclemax) didn't have that gasket on the bottom. I'm actually going to head over there today to pick up some parts, I'll ask Gary about it while I'm there.

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Re: How to replace your air filter

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:42 pm

Looking at the parts manual, it appears the gasket SHOULD be there in the air box, and not necessarily on the air filter. So I think you were right to peel it off the filter to ensure it fit properly.

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Re: How to replace your air filter

Postby tubamanz » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:00 am

There are (were) 2 gaskets - rubber gasket #5 as noted in the parts diagram and a 1/2" or so thick neoprene gasket glued to the filter. It's the 2nd that I removed and all seems well.

I did use an Emgo filter from Cyclemax. The box had instructions re: the rubber grommets for various GL models, but said nothing about the neoprene gasket.

Thanks for the exploded parts view.

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Re: How to replace your air filter

Postby patbrandon1 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:56 am

WingAdmin wrote:I don't think NAPA has those air filters - if they do, I've never seen reference to it anywhere else. I use the EMGO filters that I get from Cyclemax. They are for both the GL1100 and GL1200, and you have to insert little rubber grommets (supplied) into the filter to seal it depending on which application you are using it for, but they work great, and are much cheaper than OEM.


Hope you don't mind WingAdmin but the link for the filter has changed. Cyclemaxohio.com has changed to cyclemax.com. Here is the current link to that filter in your how to post. http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/8139

Thanks for all you do on here Wing. This is a great price for a filter.

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Re: How to replace your air filter

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:51 am

Thanks, I updated the link in my message as well!

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Re: How to replace your air filter

Postby aznyaz » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:11 pm

I have had this nagging question since I first pulled my air filter off. Where is the gasket that goes between the bottom of the air filter and the filter box. I have improvised using some cushy material but I want to have the real thing. I have a K&N filter which I hear is shorter than the stock. I can't seem to locate the original part (Cheap Cycle Parts doesn't have it). Should I replace the filter with the type that has the gasket attached. Just looking for options.

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Re: How to replace your air filter

Postby Dakotaman » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:04 pm

How do you remove the air filter, without taking the tank off? The top cover for the air filter housing won't come out for me. Is there a trick to getting it out?

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Re: How to replace your air filter

Postby patbrandon1 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:17 pm

Dakotaman wrote:How do you remove the air filter, without taking the tank off? The top cover for the air filter housing won't come out for me. Is there a trick to getting it out?


his is from the How To Atricles of do it yourself listings...viewtopic.php?f=11&t=53

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Re: How to replace your air filter

Postby patbrandon1 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:20 pm

There is no trick to it that I know of. I've always had the false tank off when I did mine. But the top of the housing should just come right off. Maybe someone will chime in that has had your problem.

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Re: How to replace your air filter

Postby aznyaz » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:52 pm

Open the false tank. Inside, there is a tray which holds tools, tire gauge, etc. and it just lifts out. Once you do that the top of your air filter housing should be visible. There is a wing nut (or in my case, just a nut) in the top which holds the top of the filter housing down over the filter. Loosen the wing nut and pull or loosen any washer or such thing off of the stud so you can take the top of the housing off. Once you do that the filter just lifts out.

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Re: How to replace your air filter

Postby Dakotaman » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:01 pm

Thanks for the info!! I got it out without taking the false tank off. The filter is clean as a whistle, and I checked my fuse box also. The contacts in the fuse box are as clean as new also. A nice yellowish/gold colour. The two previous owners stored it in a garage like I do, when I'm done riding.

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Re: How to replace your air filter

Postby patbrandon1 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:01 am

Some days I feel like what was just posted. :o

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Re: How to replace your air filter

Postby peteshan » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:50 pm

i have read all the comments on this but would anybody know if it is still possible to remove the air filter if the bike has air compressor for the shocks it seems like there is no movements for this to access the cover

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Re: How to replace your air filter

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:09 pm

peteshan wrote:i have read all the comments on this but would anybody know if it is still possible to remove the air filter if the bike has air compressor for the shocks it seems like there is no movements for this to access the cover


Yes it is. You lift the lid, pull the compressor out (let it dangle by the hoses and wires) and proceed with the air filter replacement. When done, replace the compressor and close the lid.




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