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#1 VincentVega

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:40 AM

Does anyone have a step by step process on how to change the air filter?

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:49 AM

View PostVincentVega, on 08 March 2012 - 07:40 AM, said:

Does anyone have a step by step process on how to change the air filter?



Why do you wanna do this??

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:04 AM

View PostStw, on 08 March 2012 - 07:49 AM, said:



Why do you wanna do this??


Is this not something we do to this bike before riding season?

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:10 AM

Not me... Bike gets serviced as when required.... How many miles do you have on the bike???

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:15 AM

View PostStw, on 08 March 2012 - 08:10 AM, said:

Not me... Bike gets serviced as when required.... How many miles do you have on the bike???


Nevermind.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:19 AM

View PostVincentVega, on 08 March 2012 - 08:15 AM, said:


Nevermind.



Ok.... I was just asking... I thought you might want to go the K&N Route and I was going to suggest you save your money.. The standard filter flows air really well ..............

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:22 AM

View PostStw, on 08 March 2012 - 08:19 AM, said:



Ok.... I was just asking... I thought you might want to go the K&N Route and I was going to suggest you save your money.. The standard filter flows air really well ..............

I like to do my own work and just didnt want to disassemble too much just to check and/or change the AF.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:38 AM

I've been taking a lot of things apart on my bike and I can see where the air filter is located. The service manual suggests you need to remove the air intakes and all the tank covers. I would start by removing the right side air intake cover and see if you can access the filter without taking off all the cover pieces. The plastic air intake tube needs to be removed. Once you can see where that fits you will need a long T-handle allen wrench (4mm- not sure on this) and you'll have to remove 3 screws and then you should have access to it. The filter is like a tube that slides into a slot behind the air intake assembly. Because I was not going in merely to replace the filter I'm not sure how much stuff you actually have to remove. It's a bit of a job and you do need that long allen wrench.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 01:01 PM

View PostColdduc, on 08 March 2012 - 09:38 AM, said:

I've been taking a lot of things apart on my bike and I can see where the air filter is located. The service manual suggests you need to remove the air intakes and all the tank covers. I would start by removing the right side air intake cover and see if you can access the filter without taking off all the cover pieces. The plastic air intake tube needs to be removed. Once you can see where that fits you will need a long T-handle allen wrench (4mm- not sure on this) and you'll have to remove 3 screws and then you should have access to it. The filter is like a tube that slides into a slot behind the air intake assembly. Because I was not going in merely to replace the filter I'm not sure how much stuff you actually have to remove. It's a bit of a job and you do need that long allen wrench.

Thanks Coldduc , Im gonna give this a try , after Bike Week.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:26 AM

When looking as if sitting on the bike, remove the left side air intake cover and screen. Once all the Allen bolts are removed the intake will lift up out of slots in the tank cover. Look at my pics on the thread What did you do to your Diavel today.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:52 PM

FWIW, the air filter repacement interval is 24,000 km (about 15,000 miles).

And, thanks, JHP, for the massive time-saving advice. The workshop manual would have you removing the tank covers, tank, and exhaust system. :blink

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 06:51 PM

View PostJHP, on 09 March 2012 - 10:26 AM, said:

When looking as if sitting on the bike, remove the left side air intake cover and screen. Once all the Allen bolts are removed the intake will lift up out of slots in the tank cover. Look at my pics on the thread What did you do to your Diavel today.

That is interesting, because the service manual seems to indicate removal from the right side and as Reid notes - removal of all the covers and the exhaust!!! I think since it takes air in from both sides you can likely remove the filter from both sides - I'll be checking that in a week or so when I get my K&N filter.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:49 PM

The "remove the exhaust" bit just makes no sense at all. I cannot see any rationale for that, so I think it must be just another of the manhy mistakes in the "Draft" workshop manual.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:51 AM

It would be a passion to remove the other side. I installed the K&N filter which took less than 30 minutes and I wasn't sure how it came apart then. It's easy. The kit gives you thick foam gaskets for each end which I did not use because the stock filter didn't have the gaskets. Both filters are identical in size.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:41 PM

I removed both sides to do the install on my 1098 and used the included gaskets to ensure there were zero leaks. Once the initial install is done, you only need to remove one side to pull the filter, clean, and recharge.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:58 AM

Thanks for all the advice and instructions!!!! I have K&N filters in all my vehicles and wanted to put one in the Diavel. It should be here next week some time. If I think about it at the time ' I'll try to take pics of the install.





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