I understand this isn't your bike, basement, but do you know if the shop happened to elaborate on what the "lack of correct air filter maintenance" was?
I'm just curious to know if they think it was something like a damaged filter, filter not seated or oiled properly, filter nut came loose, etc. allowing dirty air to get into the engine?
I've never done it, so this is actually a valid question on my part: if you just keep riding and riding a KLR and never clean the air filter, what will happen? I'm assuming it would just get so clogged that the engine wouldn't run right, but am not sure. Would the demand for air somehow cause the flow to find some way around the filter whereas it wouldn't if the filter were functioning properly?
Last edited by planalp; 06-21-2012 at 01:43 PM.