Tunnel Filters

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Tunnel Filters

Post by tbruno »

Hello, has anybody installed the tunnel filters on thier bike. If so did you have any problems installing them.

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Re: Tunnel Filters

Post by Viking »

I have them installed on my bike. No problems getting them in. Best to put them in from the bottom. And they do seem to work, especially when riding in rain, as they prevent some of the spray from coming right up through the tunnel.
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Post by PastoT »

Like themainviking said install from the bottom. I push mine all the way up, it tends to keep them a little dryer. Periodically remove and clean them off. I've tried to make it a ritual to remove them after a severe rain storm, to dry them out, but haven't really squeezed much water out (seems they are aren't acting like sponges at least). Might be a good idea to spray or wipe the metal and forks with WD-40 occasionally to fight off any collected humidity to prevent rust. I installed to block the wind rush and noise coming up at me and it also stopped quite a few bugs and bees as well! Crush them a few times before installing will help, mine were very stiff to begin with, and yes they deform and move around when you turn the forks exposing minor gaps.
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