Cool Air Filter Mod

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Flounder, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Flounder

    Flounder New Member

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    Check this out. I was doing my first 5 hr tuneup and discovered dirt inside my carb due to the cheap scrubby pad air filter supplied with my GT5 kit.. Here's some simple steps and a few photo's

    Items needed. Vacuum bag, scissor's and pen.

    1st, lay the filter retainer on the bag and trace.

    2nd, cut out new filter insert..

    3rd, Put back together then punch holes for screws.

    4th reassemble .... Done! Make sure the new insert is between retainer and the scrubby filter faceing
    the carb intake.
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    That's a great ideal Flounder, Thank You for sharing that with us.

    I am gonna have to give that a try .wee.
     
  3. Ted

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    what did you use for the filter material ?
     
  4. Flounder

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    Thx Fairracing, Happy to share with everyone. I used the vacuum Bag as my filtration media.
     
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  5. Ted

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    That might turn out to be too restrictive after a short time, I can understand your reasoning but a vacuum cleaner relies on the bags total volume so it can draw air as it gets dirty, that small area might get dirty real quick, it will be interesting to see how it works out, if it doesn't work consider steel wool, the industrial restaurant type coated with 90wt or K&N filter oil.
     
  6. Flounder

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    Well maybe, even it it had to be replaced once a week. You can sleep better at night thanks to me lol... Cheap easy mod.
     
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    That reminds me of something a guy I know once said, "I don't like Fram air filters because they get dirty too fast", if you think about it it should come to you. :D
     
  8. Ted

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    I thought about it and it did :) Some people are born that way,,,others have to work at it.
     
  9. Fizzbane

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    i know on some computer cases they use swiffer pads cut to size to eliminate dust through the fans, I would assume they would work in our carb filters. just my 2 cents.
     
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    Just in the last few days somebody posted the K&N part # for an air filter element thats a direct bolt on. I can't seem to find it. 6250? or something like that
     
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    Hey Ted, I used a cheap bag that came with my shop vac. Im sure not every type of bag will work. You just have to experiment for what works best for you..
     
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    What you can do also is use a pantyhose to replace the cheap foam. Cut a round piece of pantyhose, replace it with the original foam, stick the plastic baffle in and screw in the whole thing. Works great!
     
  16. KCvale

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    Ahh computers, that is my main business the last 24 years ;-}
    For machines in dirty environments I find a single square of toilet paper on the outside of the case in front of the fan hole with an inch of tape to hold it in place when you shut of easy and effective.
    When it gets dirty replace it.

    A better MB air cleaner is a good idea, I need to do something myself as monsoon season started here in Phoenix today, we can get some wicked dust storms.

    I was thinking a big hollow foam filter with a light oil coating.
    Any thoughts on that?
     
  17. Tad Bit Tipsy

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    Dryer Sheet.... cheaper than vacuum bags.
     
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    old t-shirt,
     
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