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Air filter and cat - Namibia
« on: February 08, 2021, 03:50:25 pm »
Hi All,
Im planning a 2up 5000km round trip to Namibia, Naukluft, skeleton coast.... My concern is dust, I have seen additional snorkel filters, are they necessary? I worry it becomes clogged?
my other worry is that the bike is 15 years old now and 65000km - what's the life of the cat? If I remove it, do I need to change fueling? who runs a de-cat with a std silencer and no other mods?

Your input will be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Air filter and cat - Namibia
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2021, 04:46:02 pm »
An air filter takes up very little space so take one along.  I think it was ChrisL that had an airfilter sucked it when it clogged, with sand.  I do have a snorkel foam filter and it works great.  The paper filter is generally very clean.  Either way, just check it and ride.  Worst case, just tap out the sand if it gets very dirty.  Not really the way to do it, but the sand that comes out generally just sits on the paper surface anyway.  It is fine dust that clogs it.
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Re: Air filter and cat - Namibia
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2021, 06:10:36 pm »
I think it was ChrisL that had an airfilter sucked it when it clogged, with sand.

Jip that was a nasty surprise getting a airfilter halfway in the airbox after a very nice ten day Nam trip!! >:( :'(
Have since gotten two of those red socks that fits in the air intake and I oil it with filter oil. I take one with on a long trip and swap at my turning point.
I have to add though the 21" front wheel without mudguard kicks up much more dust than the 19" with mudguard.
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Re: Air filter and cat - Namibia
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2021, 10:27:59 am »
Thanks for the air filter advise, I've seen those red uni-filter socks. Where is the best place to get them from?

I take it the cat failing is not something I should be concerned about?

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Re: Air filter and cat - Namibia
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2021, 11:23:21 am »
Thanks for the air filter advise, I've seen those red uni-filter socks. Where is the best place to get them from?

I take it the cat failing is not something I should be concerned about?

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