Has anybody ever heard of has anybody ever heard of acorns in the air filter?


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William Hopgood
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Has anybody ever heard of has anybody ever heard of acorns in the air filter?

Post by William Hopgood » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:52 pm



I bought this Goldwing October 28th and I'm going over the maintenance change the oil filters I'm just now got into the air filter and I found this
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Stew
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Re: Has anybody ever heard of has anybody ever heard of acorns in the air filter?

Post by Stew » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:37 pm

You found somebody's stash! I haven't personally experienced that but have read many threads on different forums where people discover stuff like that, or that the filter has been shredded into bedding.

Here is a funny extreme example


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Re: Has anybody ever heard of has anybody ever heard of acorns in the air filter?

Post by Dusty Boots » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:02 pm

Yup, I came home from a 5 week tour in late Oct one year, The weather turned south for 3 weeks and I was unable to ride. My bike was parked outside in a covered parking spot at my complex I was living in at the time.
When I pulled my air filter cover that spring to do maintenance, this is what I found!




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Re: Has anybody ever heard of has anybody ever heard of acorns in the air filter?

Post by William Hopgood » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:50 pm

well now i dont feel so bad LOL how the hell they get up in there gezz f*#$ing squirrels

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Re: Has anybody ever heard of has anybody ever heard of acorns in the air filter?

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:08 pm

I bought a '94SE that had been "stored" in an open shed for years.

it ran terrible, took several months to clean the idle circuits....

but, when I got to the air filter, the entire interior was full of mouse droppings and grass and wool fibers.
John
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daughter named her Big Bird :lol:
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Re: Has anybody ever heard of has anybody ever heard of acorns in the air filter?

Post by Dusty Boots » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:13 pm

William Hopgood wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:50 pm
well now i dont feel so bad LOL how the hell they get up in there gezz f*#$ing squirrels
Through the front of the air snorkle.
I bought some hardware cloth and fitted it over the opening of the snorkle and never had any like issues again!

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Re: Has anybody ever heard of has anybody ever heard of acorns in the air filter?

Post by Charlie1Horse » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:32 pm

Check this post by WingAdmin. viewtopic.php?f=14&t=10895&hilit=air+filter
How to replace air filter. He shows how to place quarter inch mesh over the air intake so nothing can enter here again.
Russell

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Re: Has anybody ever heard of has anybody ever heard of acorns in the air filter?

Post by dvcruz » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:26 am

Search this forum for '93 Dirty air filter hall of fame contestant and check out all the pictures you find there.


Back in the San Jose area for now...

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