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Keep your clutch clean and add a Engine pre-filter...Cheap!

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    Keep your clutch clean and add a Engine pre-filter...Cheap!

    Remove the bird catcher stock filters and replace with 1" (green) foam you can get at any fabric store. You will be amazed at how much dust it will keep out of your clutch and off your air filter. Wash with any good detergent after a days ride. Or take a couple you can swap out during a dusty days ride. I put a couple of drops of K&N filter oil on them. I previously had to blow out my engine filter every 2 days of riding dusty Hatfield McCoy trails. Now I can go 7 days or more. And it will keep dust out of your clutch area reducing wear and tear on your bearings and belt. Even on a low dust day they catch a lot of what you don't see...
    Use the stock filter as a template.
    Just an idea....works well for me.

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    Pictures please? All I'm picturing is that green foam stuff that you stick flowers into. I know that's not what your talking about but my brain won't let it go.
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    Hey, Norm. Would it look something like this picture? Sort of like the prefilter foam that you have on the air cleaners of your mowers. Oiled foam. Works great because the dust sticks to the oil on the foam, and you are so right. A little DAWN or degreasing soap, and you can dry it, re-oil it, and away you go. I'll have to get some of this foam, Uni Filter BF12"x16"x5/8" thick, for $11.10 on Amazon.
    Anything similar to that would be certainly suitable. Great idea!
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    That foam sheet like is used on camper air-con units might work too, and it is black. It would probably take several layers to make it stay in the holder. I think I might have some in the garage. I will try to find it and check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAJikMARCer View Post
    Pictures please? All I'm picturing is that green foam stuff that you stick flowers into. I know that's not what your talking about but my brain won't let it go.
    Not the hard stuff...the soft foam, it comes on rolls and you purchase about a yard. Comes in 1/2" or 1". I used the 1".

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    Quote Originally Posted by cumminsdieselgt View Post
    Hey, Norm. Would it look something like this picture? Sort of like the prefilter foam that you have on the air cleaners of your mowers. Oiled foam. Works great because the dust sticks to the oil on the foam, and you are so right. A little DAWN or degreasing soap, and you can dry it, re-oil it, and away you go. I'll have to get some of this foam, Uni Filter BF12"x16"x5/8" thick, for $11.10 on Amazon.
    Anything similar to that would be certainly suitable. Great idea!
    Same principle..works great and doesn't restrict airflow.
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    Thanks, Norm. Sounds like a great idea!

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    Great idea! I've been thinking of doing some-thing like this.
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    Thanks all for the heads up on this. I ordered the Uni Filter sheet from Amazon and have some filter oil for it already. Anyone know if Outer Wears makes a cover for these? That would be really useful to use in these covers as well.



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    Keep the clutch clean and add an engine pre-filter

    Got my UNI filter material yesterday, and took out my bird catchers. Made a template out of cardboard that will just fit inside the covers, and then traced the outline of the cardboard and the bird catcher onto the UNI filter. After cutting them out, they fit in perfectly into the cover and the other ones into the openings. This filter material is about 1/2 the thickness of the "birdcatcher" so two of them fits in just snugly enough. I Oiled them up a bit and they are good to go!Name:  20160114_223238.jpg
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