I think this air filter was a little over due...


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I think this air filter was a little over due...

Postby amsoilguy » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:47 pm



I'm going through this bike for the first time since I bought it. Just finished replacing the timing belts...thanks WingAdmin for the great DIY section. I pulled the air filter and this is what it looked like:


Here's the date, 09/10/94...almost 19 years old :shock:


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Re: I think this air filter was a little over due...

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:37 am

Wow. That would then make me think; "what else has been neglected on this bike?" Time to start changing final drive oil, fork oil, pretty much anything else that can wear out.

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Re: I think this air filter was a little over due...

Postby amsoilguy » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:41 am

That's the plan. The rear tire also needs replaced so while that is off I'll re-lube the final drive, change all fluids, etc.
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Re: I think this air filter was a little over due...

Postby cbx4evr » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:03 am

meh. I would be more interested in how many miles the filter has been used. Filters don't have an expiry date to my knowledge.
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Re: I think this air filter was a little over due...

Postby Dusty Boots » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:50 am

Ya ... I've seen dirtier ones.
How many miles on the bike in question?
I have used the same OEM replacement filters for 60-70,000 mi before inserting a new one. I'll remove the used one and hold it up to a light source. If I have a hard time to see light through it, I'll discard it. Otherwise, I'll turn it upside down and gently tap it on a hard surface to loosen any dirt/debris. Then I'll adjust my shop air to 65 PSI and blow out the filter element from behind and re install it.

At least you didn't find any nests, or other signs of critters inhabiting the air box! 8-) :roll:






Now that the weather is starting to warm up a bit here, I'll be starting my spring preventative maintenance ritual. I have to instal another set of t-belts again and change/flush all fluids etc.


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Re: I think this air filter was a little over due...

Postby amsoilguy » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:25 pm

50K miles on the bike. The hard plastic border of the filter also had a crack in it...so it's due for replacement.

Is the type with the carbon insert a California requirement? I know the PO bought the bike new in SoCal and was serviced there several times.

At least you didn't find any nests, or other signs of critters inhabiting the air box!

Thank goodness for that!
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Re: I think this air filter was a little over due...

Postby Dusty Boots » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:00 pm

Yes, that's a CA model, so there will be a few minor differences between it and the others.
If you have a Honda Service Manual, it will note the differences between them.




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