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05-31-2015, 11:48 AM,
#1
servicing air cleaner
Looked in the service manual about servicing the vstar 250 I bought. Took off the air cleaner to inspect, and found it has a oiled foam filter. The book says to use 10 30 motor oil squeezed out for the filter, but my thinking is that it would be better to have a stickier oil, that would grab more dust. Anybody thought of using chain oil from a chainsaw on their air filter? It has an additive like stp to make it sticky, stays on the chain. The air filter on my bike seemed dry on top, and oily on the bottom, so the oil migrates to the bottom of the filter. Also thought about spraying it with K&N oil.
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05-31-2015, 11:53 AM,
#2
RE: servicing air cleaner
(05-31-2015, 11:48 AM)Handy Andy Wrote: Looked in the service manual about servicing the vstar 250 I bought. Took off the air cleaner to inspect, and found it has a oiled foam filter. The book says to use 10 30 motor oil squeezed out for the filter, but my thinking is that it would be better to have a stickier oil, that would grab more dust. Anybody thought of using chain oil from a chainsaw on their air filter? It has an additive like stp to make it sticky, stays on the chain. The air filter on my bike seemed dry on top, and oily on the bottom, so the oil migrates to the bottom of the filter. Also thought about spraying it with K&N oil.
I would not mess with the the recommendations of the owners manual .
The oil in the filter prolly has not been changed in since forever.
I would stick to what the book says.
:)
Bike : 2009 V Star 250
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08-20-2019, 01:44 PM,
#3
RE: servicing air cleaner
Havent done mine yet but I would not put anything but 10/30 or 10/40 on it. Sticky stuff my choke off air flow.
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08-20-2019, 06:52 PM,
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RE: servicing air cleaner
found this on you tube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjaiZ6cvfZM
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