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cool...thanks...with another cold weekend coming up...i have plenty of maintenance time now...might as well do it now rather than when its too nice outside to stay indoors...expect more stupid questions from me as long as this cold weather is here...
 

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Lucky#13 said:
THEN ..... a little mild soap and water..... let it dry.... put it back in....replace tank & any plastic , and she done.
Someone correct me if I am wrong, but if we are talking about the stock filter, it should be oiled. Otherwise it won't catch the amount of dirt it was designed to. I bought a filter oil that is spray on from my dealer. It dries sticky, seems like it will do well.
 

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uhmmm I don't know off the top of my head but I am 99.9% sure all this information is in the owners handbook. I remember reading over it once. Maybe someone with access to one can reiterate the instructions here?
 

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Is a paper element filter not good enough? Or not available?
 

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FYI- You don't have to take the tank off. All you need is a buddy to hold it up for a moment or wedge something in there.
 

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Is a paper element filter not good enough? Or not available?
Paper elements are not as reusable as the stock. Also, it seems to me that the wet filter will filter more dirt better (more efficient). I have not done any research in this area though. The down side for the foam is that you definitely need to keep it oiled for it to do its job, otherwise, it won't be filtering very well.
 
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A paper elemnt filter will never wheelie.

So do you guys use any special filter spray? I'm using some stuff that cost about 6 bucks for a giant spray can at Canadian Tire. I can't imagine one type works any better than another?
 

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how about pictures and putting this in the How To section?
well, these instructions are already covered in the owner's manual...

my personal opinion (flame suit on!) is that if you're not mechanically inclined, get the Clymer's manual (or similar) for photos and more detailed instructions.
 

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Super Sneaky Steve said:
FYI- You don't have to take the tank off. All you need is a buddy to hold it up for a moment or wedge something in there.
Geez... I never even considered that! Thanks.
 

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I was wanting to ask the same thing - what product do they mean, exactly, by "high flash point solvent?"
And must you really use single viscosity oil (SAE 30) to oil it?
 

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High flash point solvent is something that isn't going to light off super easy. Shouldn't be smoking or working near open flame. ::) No it doesn't have to be a single viscosity oil I use what ever "clean" engine oil I've got a little left over of.
 

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So then carb cleaner is considered "high flash point solvent"?
 

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It will be fine to use. There are a lot of things with a much lower flash point. Just keep away from ignition sources.
 

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Sunlight dish soap worked well for me, be sure to rinse well afterward though.

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