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Old 11-28-2009, 05:23 PM   #5821
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righto how long does it take for the filter to crumble if its been left with petrol in it? cause its been overnight now. and i dont want to fork out for another uni filte.r
Don't leave it with petrol in it.
Rinse it out with petrol a couple of times and then into the soapy water and wash the petrol out.
Fresh water to rinse the soapy water out.
Air hose or leave to dry.

Should be fine but don't leave it in petrol again

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Old 11-28-2009, 06:02 PM   #5822
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cmg reckons petrols fine if you wash it out with water afterwards.
no no no I didnt say that,
petrol is not fine, but I do use it as well (its cheaper than turps),
but because I use petrol I wash the filter in warm/hot soapy water to get it out, then rinse it to get the soap out, you must let it dry completely before applying the oil though, and I suggest not using gear oil


as I said earlier, you must get all the petrol out, as it will just thin out any oil you apply, therefore making the filter less effective


and if you want to be really picky, dont dry the filter in the sun, as the sun will kill the foam over time as well,
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:26 PM   #5823
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why not use gear oil??
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:27 PM   #5824
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yeh the petrols been washed out and theres no soap in the filter. the filters are now airing dry inside the shed and i will pick up some filter oil today hopefully. thanks for the info
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:48 PM   #5825
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Tightarse bulletin #9

Cheapskates (like me) can recycle turps. After washing filter in turps pour it into a spare bottle. Leave it overnight for the dirt to settle, then decant the turps the turps into another bottle, filtering it through an old stocking. Don't pour the last bit through. Lasts quite a few times and allows you to be generous with quantity used, making filter washing easier.

(you can never quite get that "trail taste" out of it though )
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:26 PM   #5826
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why not use gear oil??
first of all, I know heaps of folks who do, so I dont think there is any real issue

basically as I said earlier, gear oil is a little thin and not sticky, the theory is that when the filter is mounted that the oil will run out of the filter over time effectively leaving you with a less oiled filter


using filter oil it is also quite thin, but once on the filter it becomes tacky and doesnt run out of the filter, it is thought that filter oil better traps dirt due to its "stickyness",

look, filter oil costs $15 for half a litre (from memory), it will last ages, buy it and try it and you will see the differences I am taking about, if you dont think its worth it, dont buy any more


either way, if you've never had any issues, dont worry about
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:06 PM   #5827
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I wash mine out in Turps then squeeze filter oil through the filter. I also grease the rim of the filter to create a better seal in the airbox.

If you are using disposable rubber gloves buy the blue ones (Coles and Woolies have them. Only a couple of bucks for 24. The blue ones are chemical resistant and dont disintergrate with the turps / petrol.

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Old 11-28-2009, 08:08 PM   #5828
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first of all, I know heaps of folks who do, so I dont think there is any real issue

basically as I said earlier, gear oil is a little thin and not sticky, the theory is that when the filter is mounted that the oil will run out of the filter over time effectively leaving you with a less oiled filter


using filter oil it is also quite thin, but once on the filter it becomes tacky and doesnt run out of the filter, it is thought that filter oil better traps dirt due to its "stickyness",

look, filter oil costs $15 for half a litre (from memory), it will last ages, buy it and try it and you will see the differences I am taking about, if you dont think its worth it, dont buy any more


either way, if you've never had any issues, dont worry about
no worries thanks for the info.
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:17 AM   #5829
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I use motech filter clean, about 22 bucks for 4 litres, the best thing since sliced bread you don,t need to use much it works out economical and cleans better than turps petrol diesel or kero, after squeasing out the filter there is no need to use soap just rince it breaks down with water into a white colour and leaves no residue.
I then use maxima FFT foam filter treatment, this stuff is runny staight out of the bottle which helps to massage in the foam, then after five minutes or so it turns super tacky.
I have done air filters and not ridden the bikes for a couple of months but checked the cleaners and they are still very tacky top stuff.
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:40 AM   #5830
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thanks, will have a look for that stuff. supercheap?
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:46 PM   #5831
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Try spraying with Preen ultra degreaser the stuff you spray on stains before the wash. Let sit for 5 min and then rinse. Breaks down the oil really well and rinses out in water.Is designed for use on material so wont hurt you're filter .
If really dirty rinse and repeat. Comes up looking like new. Then let dry and reoil like normal.
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:23 PM   #5832
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well gonna be putting the bike back together this arvo. wheels have been diagnosed, and im now 650 bucks outta pocket.

the front had some flat spots on it but was repairable.

the rear had the obvious ding in it, but apparently was out of round and wasnt true pretty much anywhere and was deemed un fixable. so im getting some german rims laced onto it. 650 bucks including shipping and labour. was told they are on par with excell wheels. so happy enough i guess. and they're gold so they match my bars

speedos gonna stay broken everything spins and whirls and does what it needs to, theres just no glass, so gladwrap and duct tape till i got enough for another speedo.
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:33 PM   #5833
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$650!

650 bucks? !!!

Many places will lace an excell or similar rim for a total of around $400.

Was it 250 to fix the front?





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well gonna be putting the bike back together this arvo. wheels have been diagnosed, and im now 650 bucks outta pocket.

the front had some flat spots on it but was repairable.

the rear had the obvious ding in it, but apparently was out of round and wasnt true pretty much anywhere and was deemed un fixable. so im getting some german rims laced onto it. 650 bucks including shipping and labour. was told they are on par with excell wheels. so happy enough i guess. and they're gold so they match my bars

speedos gonna stay broken everything spins and whirls and does what it needs to, theres just no glass, so gladwrap and duct tape till i got enough for another speedo.
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:45 PM   #5834
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this isnt fixing the front, im getting both replaced with a set of german tires that mum couldnt pronounce that are supposedly on par with the excell rims. 650 front and rear replaced and fitted.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:56 PM   #5835
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Are you getting the rear done as a 17" or 18"?

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this isnt fixing the front, im getting both replaced with a set of german tires that mum couldnt pronounce that are supposedly on par with the excell rims. 650 front and rear replaced and fitted.
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