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Offline Riptide099

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DR650 Air Filter is a bit "Loose"/not snugly sealed
« on: April 10, 2013, 09:53:39 am »
This is my first foam air filter... and so far I think something is wrong. As far as I know, the air filter should be sealed nice and snugly around the intake, but the foam is not tightly fitted to the foam's skeleton (I have no idea what to call that). This means that air can be sucked in around the sides of the foam and straight into the intake... Which is not good.

When I look at images of other DR650 air filters, they all look similar, but I can't tell if this is standard or not. I'm considering gong to buy a new filter this week. Whaddaya think? I can post pics pretty soon.
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Re: DR650 Air Filter is a bit "Loose"/not snugly sealed
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 10:16:09 am »
sure it's the correct foam filter?
take the filter off the skeleton,  and see if the skeleton fits in nicely.
it is a bit fiddle with the plastic retainer (the short thing you bolt in to hold it in place)

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Re: DR650 Air Filter is a bit "Loose"/not snugly sealed
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 04:58:20 pm »
Haha thanks... I will try this now.
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Re: DR650 Air Filter is a bit "Loose"/not snugly sealed
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 05:02:11 pm »
And photos might help too...
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Re: DR650 Air Filter is a bit "Loose"/not snugly sealed
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 05:48:02 pm »
Here are a couple of snaps:

This thing needs a clean! I first need to find out if its still okay to use, though.

This is before I fiddle:

It looks alright, but just move it over to the side a wee-bit and:

I'm not sure if this is normal, but you can see the frame and the foam isn't very snug.


So that's that. I don't know much about it, this is the first second-hand bike I've owned and my previous one was maintained by the dealer.

And lastly, is there supposed to be a cap on the drain of the airbox???????




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Re: DR650 Air Filter is a bit "Loose"/not snugly sealed
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 07:44:28 pm »
make sure,  when you put the filter on,  that the 'lips' of the foam go over the edge of the skeleton - pull the filter on tightly.
also,  make sure the skeleton is lined up 100% properly in the airbox.
remember to put grease on the lips,  so that they,  and the airbox seal snugly.
the thing in the red circle is the drainage hole for the airbox.   periodically,  pull the 'tottie off (careful not to lose the round clip) to drain the airbox of excess oil and any water from river crossings etc.
 

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Re: DR650 Air Filter is a bit "Loose"/not snugly sealed
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013, 10:03:38 am »
Filter either not fitted correctly or worn.
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Re: DR650 Air Filter is a bit "Loose"/not snugly sealed
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2013, 07:39:06 pm »
I removed it, cleaned it, re-oiled and refitted. I think it just needed the cleaning and re-fitting, looks fine now! Although I plan on replacing it in the future.

Like Ganjora and lecap said, the lips of the foam were not pulled over the skeleton, leaving them flailing about uselessly. All better.

Thanks all O0
« Last Edit: April 11, 2013, 07:52:13 pm by Riptide099 »
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Re: DR650 Air Filter is a bit "Loose"/not snugly sealed
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2013, 07:38:23 pm »
I serviced a DR the other day that had the same problem. I put a new filter in - problem solved.
The original filter seems to get bigger over time. Maybe somebody washed in petrol - some foam filters don't like that...
 

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Re: DR650 Air Filter is a bit "Loose"/not snugly sealed
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2013, 10:09:07 pm »
I serviced a DR the other day that had the same problem. I put a new filter in - problem solved.

The original did seem over-sized. May I ask what filter you put in, where you got it and how much did it set you back? (I'm working off of a student's income here lol)
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Re: DR650 Air Filter is a bit "Loose"/not snugly sealed
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2013, 10:34:00 pm »
I serviced a DR the other day that had the same problem. I put a new filter in - problem solved.

The original did seem over-sized. May I ask what filter you put in, where you got it and how much did it set you back? (I'm working off of a student's income here lol)

I bought another original Suzuki filter as I couldn't find a aftermarket one quick enough. But I am sure you will find one somewhere if you search long enough (Unifilter?) The stock one was around R400 (!)
 

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Re: DR650 Air Filter is a bit "Loose"/not snugly sealed
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2013, 11:01:28 pm »
Oh! Well I expect the aftermarket filters to be in the same price range. I'll look around for filters as mine will do for now. Looks much better now than it did in the pictures above!
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Re: DR650 Air Filter is a bit "Loose"/not snugly sealed
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2013, 09:48:19 am »
Aftermarket should be much cheaper - and better quality.