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post #1 of 21 Old 02-24-2019, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Air Filter Observation

So I purchased my ‘12 Wee in August ‘18. It’s been spot on as I put 2k or so miles on it. Now sitting at 30k, I’m doing some maintenance. (Oil change, valve adjust, brake fluid & coolant change, etc.)
At the Air Filter stage, I purchased an OEM Filter at my local dealer. Upon opening up the air box (thanks to @DSRider650 & @Bemidjipaul for the wonderful tutorials) I observed the red pleated paper filter installed. The paper Filter was very clean, but the attached photos will show the difference between the OEM Filter & the paper replacement. The OEM appears much more robust.
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It's an aftermarket by HiFlo.
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Upon opening up the air box (thanks to @DSRider650 & @Bemidjipaul for the wonderful tutorials)
Where can I find these tutorials? I plan to dig into the same project in a week or so.

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Either filter is fine. If the red one is clean, even down in-between the pleats where the bugs end up, just reinstall it and save the OEM for a later date.
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If the red one isn't too impregnated with dust, just tap out the bugs (hitting the intake side down on a hard surface) and reinstall.
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A HiFlo also has white medium ( I just took delivery of one), not red, but yours looks as new in the pics. Tap, reinstall and save the new one for when you need it.


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The red Hi flow filter looks brand new so I cleaned it & re installed. Thanks all

@bajakirch ....here ya go. Tank removal; https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650a-...oto-guide.html

and the tank side cover removal; https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650a-...vers-glee.html
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You mean yours didn't look like this???


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Ahh, the old "Partz iz Partz" mentality.
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Ahh, the old "Partz iz Partz" mentality.
Not a hi flow filter fan?
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