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Air filter clogged? after cleaning?



I cleaned my airfilter and relubed it with motul foam air filter spray (I have a foam air filter). When I went to start the bike, it caughed a few times and didn start, I had to try 3 times to get the bike running.

Is this normal or did I add too much oil to the foam filter? What should I do, or do I need to do anything?

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Sounds like too much oil restricted the air filter. Try washing it again and " lightly" oiling it, you might be surprised how a little amount of oil can be worked into the foam element. 


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2 hours ago, SamiNami said:

What should I do

Try starting it without the air filter.

If it runs, the follow AZJW's suggestion.

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I also had this issue recently. Oz delivered bikes come with the UniFilter foam air filter. I washed mine, then reoiled with Motul filter oil & found the bike very 'flat' & sluggish. Did some research & UniFilter recommend using non-synthetic engine oil only, then squeezing out as much oil as possible prior to installation. According to UniFilter it is impossible to remove too much oil!



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