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aperry
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Replaced the air filter on my 2008 last week. It was the dirtiest I have ever seen. It was really not as bad as I thought it would be. I worked slowly and kept track of everything as recommended. The bike runs better and mileage looked a little better. Videos really helped.


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"Dirty" also means that the inside of the engine is now dirty too. That can often be seen by pulling a valve cover or timing cap. On 5th gens, and as time passes and more miles and examples show up, it can be shown over and over again that the engineers really do know what they are talking about when they say the air filter needs replaced every 12k.

Yesterday, I had a customer stop in asking about an air filter change and he said something about his not being changed in 20k. Because there were 2 engines pulled down with 2 set of valve covers there, I pulled out 1 valve cover from each engine and asked him ... "can you tell who took better care their Wing doing frequent oil and air filter changes" ??? The reality is very obvious.

I'm glad to hear your air filter was replace. I always preach this about maintenance. There can be everything wrong with doing it late, and everything right with doing it early.
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It is really not that difficult to do if you take your time. Mine is a base model which helps with the number of things that you have to remove.
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aperry wrote: Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:01 pm Replaced the air filter on my 2008 last week. It was the dirtiest I have ever seen. It was really not as bad as I thought it would be. I worked slowly and kept track of everything as recommended. The bike runs better and mileage looked a little better. Videos really helped.
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Man, mine wasn't as bad as I thought after looking at the Hall of Shame. I failed to get a picture.
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I think a lot of it depends on the conditions you ride in. If you live 2 miles down a road you probably will have to change it more often than if you ride nice paved roads all the time. Manufacturers often suggest maintenance intervals for worst case situations. I usually do first maintenance on a bike I purchase at manufacturer intervals or sooner and decide from how things look at that time when I do it in the future.
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Had the one from my 09 GL 1800 changed today,still had the original,86000 kms.Im not the original owner


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I changed mine over the past few days in the evening. I used a paper plate to press the screws into (in order) as I removed them. It's an '08 (second owner) and only put 2k on it for a total of 18K on the bike.
I assumed it had not been previously changed, however looking at the hall of shame I think I"m good! lol

This was also helpful.




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