That's how I do it.. I use dishwasher detergent, cleaning the filter twice and rinsing well.. Let dry and use air filter oil, as it's sticky and won't migrate to the bottom of the filter during use.rookie Carl here. Can I use a dishwashing detergent such as Dawn to clean my air filter? I bought some JP-1 filter lube, so know that I need to let it dry and lube, but can "generic" detergents work?
Been washing my '08's filter monthly or so with gasoline for 3 years now with no issue. I oil it up with the cheap 30 weight from the cheap store. 43,000 miles so far.
Sounds very familiar, that's the same way I always did our dirt bike filters. Beings I'm new to the KLR I have some relearning to do. Thanks for the info...solvent or such to cut the old oil, then hot soapy water to get rid of latent solvent, then hot water rinse to get rid of the soap, then air dry completely. Never blow with compressed air!
then proper foam filter oil is better than engine oil, then grease the sealing lip.
As stated above, keep a spare serviced and ready to pop in.
that's how I do it.
I have a no toil kit but have yet to use it. I keep doing it the old fashioned way.