Mouse Proof your GL1800 Air Filter


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Cal-D
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Mouse Proof your GL1800 Air Filter

Post by Cal-D » Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:23 pm



Purchase some ¼ by ¼ inch square hole galvanized wire mesh. Cut the mesh to shape leaving about ¼ inch outside the outer perimeter of the air intakes. Then cut the connecting strands so that you end up with wire about ½ inch long around the outside. Then drill 3/32 inch holes about ¼ inch in from the front and insert the wires from the inside. I bent mine over and put a drop of plumbers ABS cement on each hole to seal the wire. Then cut off any access and put a wrap of electrical tape around the outside to cover the wire so I do not cut my fingers in future. I then spray painted the wire with flat black trim paint. Total cost was under $5 and about one hour once the intakes were off.

Looks good to me and will keep the mice and squirrels out.
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Re: Mouse Proof your GL1800 Air Filter

Post by okstay » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:40 am

Thanks for the tip. Is there any way to block the intakes for the winter while they are on the bike? I live in a rural area and mice are a problem every winter. I block my exhaust tips with sandwich bags to prevent mice from entering the mufflers. I would like to block the intakes but I don't know where they are located. I assume somewhere in the front under the fairing? Thanks for any help.

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Re: Mouse Proof your GL1800 Air Filter

Post by Cal-D » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:32 pm

The intakes are under the top shelter, so it has to be removed. Once the top shelter is off, the intakes are held on with a phillips screw then you can put mesh around them for a permanent fix.

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Re: Mouse Proof your GL1800 Air Filter

Post by dayser7 » Wed May 01, 2013 10:31 am

Wow...I never even thought of mice getting into those places...taking apart my 1800 myself does not even sound fun:)...but having watched a video on replacing the air filter...I need to pay attention to making sure those little pests stay away...right now I have those electronic pest things running...hope they are doing their jobs...thanks for heads up here.

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Re: Mouse Proof your GL1800 Air Filter

Post by Scooter363y » Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:35 pm

I was about using some large opening screen door (ace hardware-pet screen) screen to put over the open end of the air intake tubes.

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Re: Mouse Proof your GL1800 Air Filter

Post by collinsa » Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:57 am

you can also use the mesh from the air filter
It is easy to mould over the inlet and shape then trim
I finished off by wrapping tape around the outside to hold it in place and cover the ends of the wire

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Re: Mouse Proof your GL1800 Air Filter

Post by davekolmer » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:17 pm

After discovering a little critter had made its home in my 2008 GL1800 air filter, I bought some aluminum gutter screen from the local home improvement store, a roll for a couple of bucks, and formed it over both air intakes using several tight wraps of electrical tape. I chose aluminum because it was easy to cut and form, and it won't rust.
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