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Old 02-22-2011, 02:46 PM
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Useable air filter

Hello all,

I stupidly went out and bought EMGO pod filters, without realizing they wont fit properly on my 1979 XS1100 Standard. I know there are workarounds, but I think I would like to go back to a stock airfilter until I get the bike running properly.

Anyways, I still have the stock filter and airbox from the PO and I have some pics of the air filter that I would like to share with you guys so you can tell me if it is in okay shape.

It is made out of a hair like material that seems to be pretty sturdy. When I rub it vigorously it does not crumble, so that is good, but it is definitely very dirty. I would really like to NOT have to purchase a new air filter since I am on a budget, so hopefully this one is useable.

The pics can be found below:
http://imgur.com/a/x8R2l

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Old 02-22-2011, 02:48 PM
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looks like a dirty stock filter to me.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:48 PM
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Can it be cleaned?

How can I tell if it is salveagable?
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:04 PM
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Your not going to get good airflow through it so you could try tuning it but depending on how plugged it really is you may always be rich.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:15 PM
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Ok. Thanks for the response. Is their anyway to clean the air filter?

Also, I have some uni air filter foam. Would it be a good idea to remove the filter material from the metal frame and replace it with the uni material?
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:16 PM
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You could go for an UNI filter, good air flow and washable. Had one for years, they really last.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:30 PM
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I have a sheet of uni foam. Could I remove the old air filter material and put the uni foam sheet around the metal frame.

Is that close enough to the stock air filter to avoid tuning difficulties?

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Old 02-22-2011, 03:35 PM
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You could do that. It would even probably work better in the end to use that rather than a stock filter if you plan on going to pods.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:41 PM
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Great thanks. That is what I will do.

I know when I eventually move to pods I will face some tuning challenges, but for now, since I haven't even gotten the bike to run yet, I think it best to stick with the stock air filter. It is great that I can make a stock air filter without spending serious money since I do not plan on using it long anyways.


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Old 02-22-2011, 05:20 PM
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Cleaning

Those filters are meant to be cleaned. Soap and water works just fine...
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:02 PM
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Is their anyway to clean the air filter?
I'm still using the factory original hairy foam filter element in Tsunami and it is working just fine.

It is probably not the most enviro friendly way to do it, but I clean my element with a bit gas in a metal pan. All the old oil and dirt come out very quickly. Then I give it a gentle blast with an air nozzle, re-oil it and put it back in.

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Old 02-23-2011, 08:37 AM
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???

Oil it? Never heard of that. Mine has always been dry......
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:01 AM
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Yamaha does not call for it. The shop manual only calls for gently tapping the element to remove dirt, giving it a bit of an air blast, and reinstalling. I prefer to use a light oil spray from a K&N air filter servicing kit.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:17 AM
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And if you use your foam, remember that the airflow is from the inside to the outside, so you should put the foam inside, so that the airflow will push it agaisnt the frame.
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:10 PM
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Might try this guy. Cheaper than local and free shipping..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/K-N-A...item256180ba1d
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