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post #1 of 8 Old 08-28-2008, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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Cleaning/removing air filter box?

I inspected the air filter on my 01 KLR 650 today and it was filthy. It was so old that it had begun to disintegrate. The air box is filthy, but I have having trouble cleaning the box are the carburetor side of the spark arrestor screen. The box seems like it is a paint to remove. Any removed the air box before?
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-28-2008, 11:00 AM
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If it's bothering you, just spray the inside of the box with WD40 and wipe it down..
As far as air filters, I own 2.. One to use and I clean and oil the other to have it ready for use when the first one's dirty. I store it in a gallon ziploc bag.
I swap out the dirty one, clean it and reoil it and have it ready for use..
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I can not reach the inside of the air box on the carb side. My hand or won't fit in there. I removed the rubber tube that connects the airbox to the carb and I can look in, but can't clean it.
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post #4 of 8 Old 08-28-2008, 11:17 AM
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Oh, on the carb side.. Hmmmm
I've never taken it off, but I would think a couple cans of carb cleaner and a flexible straw to blast it where you need it would blast the majority of the stuff away.

Maybe someone who's taken the box off will chime in with some secrets or suggestion on the box removal.
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post #5 of 8 Old 08-28-2008, 11:27 AM
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If I am not mistaken, in order to get the airbox out, you have to remove the subframe, or better known as the rear half of the bike. The part your seat and rear fender are attached too. I am like Paper, just blast it with some carb cleaner, there is very little that can get to that side of the box with that screen in place.

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I did that...the problem is there is no drain on the carb side of the air box. So I have about a 2" deep puddle of funk and carb cleaner in the bottom of the air box. The puddle is on the front of the spark arrestor
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post #7 of 8 Old 08-28-2008, 11:30 AM
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Can you get maybe a rag with a coathanger in there to clean up as much as you can? Just kinda grasping for cleaning ideas here.

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You don't need to take the whole subframe off, just undo the top two bolts of the subframe then pivot it back to remove the airbox from the subrame.
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