Air Filters


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Air Filters

Postby guitarzan » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:06 pm



Hello everyone. I just have a quick question. On a 1994 Goldwing SE 1500, all together how many air filters are there? I have one rather large one for the carburetors. As far as other filters I have only a fuel filter and an oil filter.

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Re: Air Filters

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:11 pm

There are also Cruise and Sub Air Filters as well as an air filter inside the suspension air compressor.

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Re: Air Filters

Postby guitarzan » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:13 pm

Thank you so much for the response.

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Re: Air Filters

Postby joeincalif » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:31 am

I replace the air, sub and cruise filters on the 97Se i bought in November 2014. The cruise filter was like new but the sub filter fell apart as soon as I touched it. You don't want stuff to get in your carbs.
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Re: Air Filters

Postby Dusty Boots » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:56 pm

WingAdmin wrote:There are also Cruise and Sub Air Filters as well as an air filter inside the suspension air compressor.


There are 2 in the air compressor.
One in the main body and a D shaped one under the rubber cap

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Re: Air Filters

Postby Mh434 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:52 pm

joeincalif wrote:I replace the air, sub and cruise filters on the 97Se i bought in November 2014. The cruise filter was like new but the sub filter fell apart as soon as I touched it. You don't want stuff to get in your carbs.

That was my experience, as well. I'd advise GREAT CAUTION when removing the sub filter, as it can go from apparently-intact to a pile of filthy dust in a heartbeat, and you DON'T want that crap in the system!

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Re: Air Filters

Postby guitarzan » Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:12 pm

I ordered the filters and thanks for the warning. I'll be real careful that I don't let anything get into the system. Thanks.

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Re: Air Filters

Postby guitarzan » Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:21 pm

Would it be possible to shop vac the filter when removing it so it wont fall apart into the system? Just a thought.

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Re: Air Filters

Postby Mh434 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:28 pm

Maybe - but it will likely stay in the lid that you remove (mine did), so it's probably not necessary. Just move the lid & filter away from the bike before you try to remove the filter element from the lid, and you'll be fine. More than likely, the filter will look 100% fine...until you touch it. It'll disintegrate into oily dust once you do!

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Re: Air Filters

Postby guitarzan » Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:37 pm

Wouldn't ya think they would make the filters out of something that would hold up better? Just emoting a little.

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Re: Air Filters

Postby bstig60 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:59 pm

I don't know of any reason why you couldn't use an air filter element from an lawn mower and cut it to fit. The material is a little heavier and both are made to be oiled. Thoughts?
Problem is the sub filter gets ignored because most owners don't know it is there and as a result it doesn't get serviced. I service mine once per season and I also keep a spare. I believe the cruise filter runs dry, so it just needs to be cleaned once in a while.
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Re: Air Filters

Postby guitarzan » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:06 pm

I think your right Bill. Servicing it on a seasonal basis sounds good to me. I'm just trying to learn as much as I can about these Goldwings. Thanks for the response.

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Re: Air Filters

Postby Mag » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:41 am

Hmmm....wouldn't a bit heavier material restrict air? Do not know, but would think so. If this is the case, what would happen? These are such small filters, can not imagine why they (mother honda) would not put them somewhere that is easier to get to so it can be replaced. Granted, I had my plastics off to replace switches on the handlebar so I did the filters at the same time, but what a hassle.

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Re: Air Filters

Postby guitarzan » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:22 pm

I know, plastic! So darn much of it.......... :shock:




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