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noob mistake, ran dirtbike without air filter
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noob mistake, ran dirtbike without air filter - April 29, 2017, 01:49 PM

so i just realized that i forgot to put my airfilter back in before taking the bike out to the trails out in harrisonburg, terrain similar to taskers. i rode the bike for about 2hrs, no issues. went thru some water, mud, dirt etc.

so my question is, the bike seems to be running fine, should i just replace the oil and call it a day or should i do pre emptive maintenance at this point. bike is a husky and only has 25 hrs on it.
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April 29, 2017, 02:17 PM

Personally I would wipe out the air box inside as much as I could, then inspect it for anything that might have gotten in there. Might even pull the air box all together depending how much mud or dust I saw. Put it all back with the air filter change the oil drink a beer.


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April 30, 2017, 11:22 AM

Unless you ingested something....Do as above.,.Clean and clear airbox, replace filter, go and sin no more. Oil contamination is not the issue.....Ingesting a steady diet of dusty air will, over time, cause premature ring wear and valve sealing issues. Also, Ingesting rocks, slow squirrels, water ect. Won't do a body good, either.


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April 30, 2017, 01:30 PM

Looking at where the air filter sits and how dirty it is, should also be a good indicator of what the airbox will look like. but its better safe to be sorry, and just pull out hte box and clean it

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