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post #11 of 13 Old 09-03-2019, 03:08 PM
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As long as one squeezes out the excess between ones fingers that won't happen. Even if it did, some oil into the clean side of the air box won't hurt the engine at all.

But any dust beyond the filter will definitely wear on internal engine parts.
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post #12 of 13 Old 09-04-2019, 12:33 AM
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Over oiling is better than under oiling. Any excess oil will just drip off the bottom of the filter and drain out the drain hole in the bottom of the dirty side of the filter box. If a little oil did get drawn through the filter, it would most likely fall to the bottom of the clean side of the filter box and drain out through the drain line on that side. When new there is a clear catch bulb and a plug in the clean side drain. You should keep that line plugged except to drain the bulb on the rare occasion that some oil or water does make it through the filter.
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post #13 of 13 Old 09-04-2019, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys thats good to know. I will pull out my filter tomorrow and add some more oil on it. Better to be safe than sorry. I have another dusty 300 mile ride coming up in the next couple weeks
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