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post #1 of 5 Old 04-23-2014, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Do I need this filter?

Had my bike on the lift for an oil change & I was looking things over. This filter was barley hanging on. I know it goes to the air filter box but Is it really necessary?
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-23-2014, 06:16 PM
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That looks like its just the catch can for oil overflow.

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Had my bike on the lift for an oil change & I was looking things over. This filter was barley hanging on. I know it goes to the air filter box but Is it really necessary?
You really don't Need the catch Bottle, but you do NEED to Use the plastic plug and clamp, to keep the dust OUT of the Clean Side of the air box.

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post #4 of 5 Old 04-25-2014, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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?? The tube in on the back side of the filter. Not on the clean side of the air box.

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-26-2014, 10:44 AM
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There are a Total of 3 drains on the KLR air box.
One above the drive chain.
One in the Front LH corner of the 'Dirty Air' side of the box, under the filter.
And finally the 'Clean Air' drain. About an inch and a half ahead of the second dirty air drain.

The Clean Air drain is there to drain potential oil mist overflow from the crankcase and potential gasoline spillage/flooding from the carb.
Spray some carb cleaner thru the back-fire screen and prove it to yourself.

Drains #2 & 3 are both above the rear fender, aft of the shock spring.

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