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Cleaning the Air Filter of my CRF230F ???
« on: July 20, 2009, 02:18:39 pm »
Ok, so I am going to attempt to clean the air filter of my little moffie bike  ;D ;D

As you may know it has a "spons" filter, I guess in the Rooi Taal it is a "foam" filter.

I have the mechanical skills of a person with no thumbs, but the only way I will learn to do these things is to, well, do them. :mwink:

Someone told me I must do it this way, and I want to check with you guys if this is correct.

1. Remove the filter and clean it in a bowl of paraffin.
2. Then let it dry.
3. When it is dry, place it in a zip-loc bag with some foam filter oil, and then make sure that the oil covers the filter completely.
4. Take it out of the zip-loc bag and squeeze out all the excess oil.
5. Replace the filter back in the bike.

This sounds easy enough.

They also said that I must wear dishwashing gloves as not to get oil all over my hands.

Is this the correct way?

Thanks!

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Re: Cleaning the Air Filter of my CRF230F ???
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2009, 02:22:57 pm »
perfect! :thumleft:
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Re: Cleaning the Air Filter of my CRF230F ???
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009, 02:24:38 pm »
I use the blue filter spray stuff. Work's easier for me. But the rest sounds Ok.
 

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Re: Cleaning the Air Filter of my CRF230F ???
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009, 02:28:08 pm »
Sorry eks te dik om te weet hoe daai bikes werk....
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Re: Cleaning the Air Filter of my CRF230F ???
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2009, 02:43:42 pm »
Sorry eks te dik om te weet hoe daai bikes werk....

Toemaar ek ook .......

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Re: Cleaning the Air Filter of my CRF230F ???
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2009, 03:00:47 pm »
The way I do it - works lekker  :thumleft:
Filter oil is nasty sticky stuff so wearing latex gloves help but if you massage the oil into the filter with a bag the amount of oil on your hands is minimum and the little bit that you do get you can remove with paraffin.
Leave the filter outside for 15 minutes before fitting to the bike to allow the oil everywhere, especially on the sealing rim, to get nice and tacky.

I prefer this way to the spray stuff as you can massage the oil through the filter and ensure it is properly oiled everywhere.
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Re: Cleaning the Air Filter of my CRF230F ???
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2009, 03:47:26 pm »
"latex gloves" siesa.... you violate your bike or service it?

Sorry eks te dik om te weet hoe daai bikes werk....

Toemaar ek ook .......

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