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Offline Mike spivey

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Air filter
« on: Nov 22, 2020, 11:34 AM »
Hello all , 2018 abs model , owners Manuel says air filter is of the wet type , ( guessing this means light oil applied like a k&n filter ) and that servicing should be done by a dealer , any inherent reason or is this a plug to give dealers some work . Any history or info would be appreciated !

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Re: Air filter
« Reply #1 on: Nov 22, 2020, 12:45 PM »


 Not familiar with the Mk3, but almost certainly a plug for the dealers. I've not yet had an air filter to a dealer and the bikes haven't suffered  :2: .

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Re: Air filter
« Reply #2 on: Nov 22, 2020, 01:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by uralrob [+]

 Not familiar with the Mk3, but almost certainly a plug for the dealers. I've not yet had an air filter to a dealer and the bikes haven't suffered  :2: .

 Rob.

Fuel filters and pumps are an entirely different matter though.

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Re: Air filter
« Reply #3 on: Nov 22, 2020, 04:05 PM »
always done mine myself, but if its under warranty and going to dealers for a service anyway, let them do it

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Re: Air filter
« Reply #4 on: Nov 22, 2020, 06:29 PM »
Thanks all , pretty much what I was thinking, just wanted to be sure I wasn’t missing something . Great site , lotta info , looking forward 👍

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Re: Air filter
« Reply #5 on: Nov 22, 2020, 10:05 PM »


 "Fuel filters and pumps are an entirely different matter though."

  Now you tell me  :015: . Which is the sucker and which is the blower?

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Re: Air filter
« Reply #6 on: Nov 23, 2020, 11:44 PM »
Are you sure it says "wet type"?  I don't have a Mk3, but everything I have seen indicates this is not a serviceable air filter like dirt bikes have.  Rather, you buy a replacement and just throw the old one out when servicing it.  If it's "wet", it's not one of those foam filters that you wash, re-oil and reinstall.

This is an image of the OEM filter:



Looks like a typical pleated paper filter to me...   :027:


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Re: Air filter
« Reply #7 on: Nov 24, 2020, 04:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wal [+]
always done mine myself, but if its under warranty and going to dealers for a service anyway, let them do it



i should add, after Gustavo's post, i always did my MK1, not looked at my MK3 yet

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Re: Air filter
« Reply #8 on: Dec 01, 2020, 12:12 PM »
Just changed the air filter yesterday (mk1) and forgot how much of a pain in the arse job it it is and another lug snapped off the side panel, super glue to the rescue again. I wonder why when the air comes in from the front the filter could not have been mounted at the front above the rad, a simple slide in from the side job. How many car air filters take that that much time to do ?

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Re: Air filter
« Reply #9 on: Dec 01, 2020, 06:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by mac one [+]
Just changed the air filter yesterday (mk1) and forgot how much of a pain in the arse job it it is and another lug snapped off the side panel, super glue to the rescue again. I wonder why when the air comes in from the front the filter could not have been mounted at the front above the rad, a simple slide in from the side job. How many car air filters take that that much time to do ?
I would imagine with our weather you would spend a lot of time wringing the rain out of it :-)