Took the plunge and changed my air filter today at 21000 miles. It needed changing, but it could have went another five or ten thousand miles in my opinion.Here is a pic compared to a new one.
Think that over again Fred. The air intakes are up front, ahead of where the tires kick-up dust and grit. The generous amount of dust and grime we find under the seat appears to me to be road grime kicked up by the rear wheel. You even went to the trouble to place a home made barrier between the rear wheel "well" and the underside of the seat area; right? So at that time you must have thought the grime was comming from there.Fred H. said:Next time you remove your seat, take note of all the dust and grime under it. That is the same stuff that goes in your air filter.
You ain't kiddin either. I think you clean under your seat everytime you git offun yur bike........ :lol: :lol:Toyo said:Good point Fred. Thats why I keep the underneath of my seat spotless. Keeps my air filter cleaner :cus:
Whats worse is thats we breath in every day also. After I do a full day of riding, like 500 to 1000 miles, the next day my head feels like its about to blow up.