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Offline Mad777max

Dakar filter replacement
« on: January 15, 2018, 11:01:12 pm »
I noticed a while ago my dakar's fuel consumption came way down, and wondered if it could be the aftermarket pipe I have on, but it has been way better on a previous ocasion with said pipe. So I opened the airfilter and found a well weathered filter.
I had a couple of bad tumbles on a recent trip and I think the plastics got a bit of a knock hence the deforming. And found some oil in the intake which made everything worse!

But have now cleaned the bix and replaced the filter with a new one, so now we'll see if it gets any better!
That filter has 5k on after being serviced by bmw.

But the dirt stays fun!
 

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Re: Dakar filter replacement
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 04:07:06 am »
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I use a Unifilter with pre-filter on my XC. It needs cleaning more often, but I reckon it works better on dirt than the paper filter. The air box is squeaky clean, always.
 

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Re: Dakar filter replacement
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 08:11:05 am »
If you drain the oil off the airbox regularly it won't contaminate the filter.  The little drain pipe site under the cover on the RHS.
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Re: Dakar filter replacement
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 08:37:30 am »
If you drain the oil off the airbox regularly it won't contaminate the filter.  The little drain pipe site under the cover on the RHS.

Aaah, so thats what its for, it's the little pipe with a screw type plastic plug?
 

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Re: Dakar filter replacement
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 09:40:24 am »
If you drain the oil off the airbox regularly it won't contaminate the filter.  The little drain pipe site under the cover on the RHS.

Aaah, so thats what its for, it's the little pipe with a screw type plastic plug?

That's it.  Not a screw plug though.  Just pull the plug out, drain the oil into a rag overnight and refit the plug.
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