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Old 01-07-2013, 09:46 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by stickysidedown View Post
I've done 50,000 miles on my 08 bike now including riding across Russia and around Mongolia, sure I took a spare filter with me but haven't needed to use it yet.
And I had mine fail within 10000 miles using North American fuel.

Have read a lot on clogged filters, but it seems that a backflush would only slightly delay the inevitable, as the crud is still there?
Experience says otherwise.

I am heading home (Aussie) for a few months - I intend to pick up one while I am there.
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