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Old 05-07-2001, 10:43 AM   #1
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Question How to clean foam filters?

I have drop-in HKS mega flow filter. I think it is about the time I have to clean it. I bought the K&N recharger filter kit. Do I have to put K&N oil on my foam filter? It seems K&N oil is only for K&N filters.
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Old 05-07-2001, 02:29 PM   #2
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I have never owned one, so maybe someone else will respond, but I imagine that just running water through it would be the best. The foam filters don't use any oil for filtering, but maybe you could use the K&N cleaning fluid.. I def. wouldn't put the oil on it though...

Make sure you run the water in on the clean side so it forces dirt off the filter, and not further into it..
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Old 05-07-2001, 02:46 PM   #3
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dish soap and water, then rub it with your bare hands. make sure it is fully dried before re-oiling, and only use enough oil to make it tacky.

has worked for me since I was a little tike with a YZ60, still works with my RS' AMSOil filter.

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Old 05-07-2001, 07:02 PM   #4
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You can find a foam cleaner/rechrage kit at any motorcycle shop.
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Old 05-08-2001, 08:51 AM   #5
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For my Amsoil foam filter, I simply filled a bucket with warm water, dumped some dish detergent in it and washed the filter by hand. I made sure it was well rinsed, let it dry completely and *sparingly* applied the foam filter oil.

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Old 05-08-2001, 10:07 AM   #6
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DON'T use dish detergent! Go to a motorcycle shop and get UNI foan filter cleaner and foam filter oil. It's your engine,
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Old 05-08-2001, 10:59 AM   #7
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Oh damn, I knew I was doing something wrong for the past 15+ years of riding dirtbikes... think of all the hundreds of times I mistakenly used dish soap BEFORE foam filter cleaner GIMMICKS were marketed...
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Yeah...dish soap is just fine. Just be sure to rinse it well, and let it dry well after using any sort of cleaner.

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