Air filter inspection


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Air filter inspection

Post by SequiMike » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:13 pm



This has probably been brought up before, so pardon me if it's a duplication of a past post. A friend and I were discussing inspection of his air filter (2002 Gold Wing) and all the work involved in getting to it. I recently changed the filter on my 2014 and know what a big job it can be, so to try something different than tearing it all down, I removed the left fairing pocket from my bike and inserted a small inspection camera (think cheapo proctoscope-like) into the intake tube and ran it down to the filter. I think I paid less than $20 for the camera setup, and it connects to my iphone via wifi, allowing me to view the results and take pictures. This would have been handy years ago when I bought a used 1500 that had been stored in an outside shed and finally got around to changing the filter. Turns out it was completely covered with acorns (damn squirrels!).




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Re: Air filter inspection

Post by keithg64 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:44 pm

That's a great way to inspect the air filter. Thank you and congratulations.
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Re: Air filter inspection

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:30 pm

Pretty much the same can be done by removing either air duct and looking in with a flashlight.

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Re: Air filter inspection

Post by SequiMike » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:04 pm

Can you pull the ducts without removing any of the bodywork? That would certainly be easy if it works.
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Re: Air filter inspection

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:09 am

SequiMike wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:04 pm
Can you pull the ducts without removing any of the bodywork? That would certainly be easy if it works.
No, the shelter needs removed to get a duct off.

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Re: Air filter inspection

Post by keithg64 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:03 pm

And remember when you are in there to change the filter, put a screen over the inlet of the air ducts to prevent any critters entering into the filter and making a home.
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Re: Air filter inspection

Post by SequiMike » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:07 pm

GoldWingrGreg wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:09 am
SequiMike wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:04 pm
Can you pull the ducts without removing any of the bodywork? That would certainly be easy if it works.
No, the shelter needs removed to get a duct off.
That's kind of the point of using the little scope - almost nothing has to be disassembled to do the inspection.
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Re: Air filter inspection

Post by Shiney Side Up » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:37 pm

That's a great idea to use the 'scope.' That would encourage me to check the filter more often.

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Re: Air filter inspection

Post by dtrider » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:46 pm

That's a great idea. Care to share the details of the specific camera that you use?
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Re: Air filter inspection

Post by SequiMike » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:10 pm

dtrider wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:46 pm
That's a great idea. Care to share the details of the specific camera that you use?
/dwight
It was something very similar to this - http://tinyurl.com/y7dyrd6g I've had it laying around here for some time now, so I don't remember exactly where I bought it. Most likely from one of the (many) Chinese outlets, or from ebay.
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Re: Air filter inspection

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:48 pm

dtrider wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:46 pm
That's a great idea. Care to share the details of the specific camera that you use?
/dwight
I've been using this camera for a while now with great success. I used it just this past weekend, in fact. Cheap, reliable and it works.

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Re: Air filter inspection

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:06 am

Many use them in conjunction with a smart phone such as this one.

https://www.amazon.com/USB-Borescope-En ... 7488&psc=1



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