'93 Dirty air filter hall of fame contestant


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'93 Dirty air filter hall of fame contestant

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When buying a used bike, among other things, be sure to check the condition of the air filter, even if the bike seems to be running fine.




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Hey, I sure would like in on this. This is the air filter off my 1994 Goldwing SE 1500 which I purchased September 2014. I had a picture of it on the site before when I first found it.

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dvcruz wrote:When buying a used bike, among other things, be sure to check the condition of the air filter, even if the bike seems to be running fine.
Looks like an original!


guitarzan wrote:Hey, I sure would like in on this. This is the air filter off my 1994 Goldwing SE 1500 which I purchased September 2014. I had a picture of it on the site before when I first found it.
Noticed the pellets on the bottom. No dead bodies?
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No,
I was surprised that I didn't find any bodies. I was more surprised that it made the trip home the day I purchased it. 1.5 hour ride and she was riding, and sounded great.
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dvcruz
That looks like the original air filter. It's the Calif one with that charcoal section on it. Usually when they are repaced the dealership sells the 49 state filter.
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Don't forget this one, from the air filter How To:

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That was one smart Squirrel! Kept all his nuts in one place. All that work for nothing. :lol:
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Somewhere some squirrel is going hungry!

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I don't feel so bad about having a dusty filter that I "thought" was bad. No foreign objects just dust. ;)
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SOME squirrel wanted his nuts roasted.


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A couple more filters perhaps a bit past their prime:









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Just changed the air filter on my 97 Aspy. and found similar evidence of hitch-hikers having claimed squatters' rights. I've had the bike about 15,000 miles, it's got 52,000 on the odo and it was running great. After seeing some of the pix on here, I figured I better jump in. I called the PO, but he couldn't remember when he'd changed it, so in I went. It had the California type filter with the charcoal piece, but the dealer sold me the 49 stater. Only WingStuff still has both styles,I guess? I did the 1/4" wire mesh trick on the intake to keep more visitors from the area

Got it done without any issues and the bike seemed to run exactly the same as before, for about 40 miles then all of a sudden it had the infamous "dead spot off idle". So back in I went, figuring I had done something wrong. Nope, all looked fine, except one of the slides was sluggish. Turns out a bit of rat sh*! had come loose out of the snorkel and had worked its way onto the slide and was binding it up. I had placed rags into the throats to prevent that from happening, so it must have been sitting in the tray and I must have missed it when I cleaned the area and it eventually found its way to the slide during a spirited canyon run. After cleaning the slides, the bike no longer has the dead spot AND it is wayyyyyyy quicker than ever. That slide must have been binding for a long time and the piece of sh*! was just the straw that broke the camel's back.

Word to the wise-be extra diligent in cleaning and protecting the carb throats, and wouldn't be a bad idea to hit the slides with a little carb cleaner while you're in there and watch the slides in action.
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2008 changed at 40k miles....may have been original from 1 st owner.
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Man,
That's a good Idea about cleaning those carb throats, heck you're right there looking at them anyway. Thanks for the reminder.

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Hello,
I found this in my air filter GL 1100 (1982)
The owner bevor was an old man and the bike was for a long time no running....
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Hi, Luis Jakob,
We know the feeling. Lol

My wing was in storage and I had insulation,
Mouse sh**, and poison pellets in my air filter. I have since used the hardware cloth idea and haven't had any critters since.

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Found this when I did a service on a wing...sorry don't recall the year of the bike...a mouse nest



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lusthawk wrote:Found this when I did a service on a wing...sorry don't recall the year of the bike...a mouse nest


Now THAT looks like a...

...TRIBBLE breeding nest.


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Lol,
sure does! Hey everything needs a place to live. :lol:
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I just noticed this thread and had to laugh in sympathy. Last March I had my local shop replace my 2008 GL1800 air filter...it had been about 25k miles since the previous owner had replaced it. Imagine my surprise when I saw what they pulled out! No telling how long some little critter had been making it home! I bought some aluminum gutter screen from the local home improvement store and taped it over both air intakes as you can see. I chose aluminum because it (a) was easy to cut and bend, and (b) it won't rust.
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If that gutter screen isn't 1/4", mice can still get thru. At least that's what I've read from other forum members' posts

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doxbike wrote:If that gutter screen isn't 1/4", mice can still get thru. At least that's what I've read from other forum members' posts
DITTOES on 1/4 inch screen. If they get their head through it, they're home.

hummm... at night, attach an extension cord to it... 110 volts should cook then critters.
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BTW:
That mesh looks sharp! Maybe offset a second layer? Paint the inner one black.
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1/4 inch hardware cloth works really good. you cut it and you can bend the ends around. There's a picture of it here on the site.
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1/4" hardware cloth is what I plan to use as well. I even thought of using he mesh from the old filter, but it's a little frail and thought that it might could still be chewed through.

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Here's another...was doing an air filter inspection on a 2008 GL1800....the seed/grain material poured out like I had opened a grain silo when I took the top off the air filter housing

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