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comment How to Clean a Paper Air Filter
I talked to one of the mechanics on our fleet maintenance team, and he had a tank of some kind of cleaner that he left it in. After a couple days in the tank, he pulled it out and it's definitely much cleaner. Left it to dry for a couple days and put it in the bike.
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comment What is the best way to remove a stuck/rusted exhaust bolt?
Impact wrench is always the first thing I pull out for a stuck bolt. I've sheared a few off using a breaker bar, which always ruins my day...
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comment How do I drain the brake fluid for a 1999 BMW K1200RS?
Between step 4 and 6: Open the reservoir enough to allow air to enter and replace brake fluid as it leaves. I wasn't sure with the ABS, but this is exactly the same thing you'd do to drain/replace your clutch fluid.
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comment How to Clean a Paper Air Filter
A number of people (offline) recommended blowing it out with compressed air, but the filter has a greasy feeling on the inside and I doubt it would work (as you said, with the fine, hard to remove particles). Looks like the answer is replace...
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comment How to Clean a Paper Air Filter
I'm always iffy about ebay, and don't like shipping from out of continent, but this is by far the best price I've seen on one. I've considered modifying the airbox to fit a different filter, so if I decide against the replacement (or it turns out to be the wrong oen) I may take some measurements and see if I can find something close...
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comment Motorcycle Maintenance
@Michael Pryor, I'm not sure this question is opposed to the goal of the site. There can be 1 right answer to the question, although I'd be happy to have more than 1 partial answer as well. If you'd prefer, I could split it into the 4 most pressing questions I have (carbs, air filter, chain, and forks) and expand on them, but I don't want to spam the site with questions and it's the kind of CW thread that would probably prevent these same questions being asked over and over again.
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comment How to Clean a Paper Air Filter
@Pearsonartphoto, my mechanic (who is excellent) couldn't find one, and I couldn't find one online myself for less than $50 (and even then I didn't trust it was the correct one). The one you linked to is for the FZ, which is a different size than the one I need.
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comment How do I drain the brake fluid for a 1999 BMW K1200RS?
Just a note about brake fluid. Don't get it on the bike! It strips paint like you wouldn't believe.
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