We rarely consider our air filters when problems like lack of power or unusual engine noises arise. It’s a common troubleshooting blunder, to be honest. We tend to overlook the value of filters since there are no mechanical parts that can break. Changing the air filter for your motorcycles is a routine maintenance activity that must be completed regularly. The motorbike air filter’s purpose is to keep dirt out of the motor, which can create a variety of difficulties.
Foam filters and paper filters
Before we go into how to replace the air filter on a motorcycle, it’s important to understand the difference between foam and paper filters. Foam filters may be washed and only need to be replaced when they start to fall apart. The most simple and disposable filters are paper filters. Paper filters are not washable and must be replaced immediately. When a paper filter becomes clogged with dirt, it must be replaced with a fresh one.
When your motorbike air filter becomes clogged, it can be a real pain to remove. Because the air filter is such an important component of your motorcycle, you have two choices: replace it or clean it. With the correct tools, you can quickly replace the filter once you’ve located it.
Locate the filter
To change the air filter on a motorcycle, the first step is to gain access to the filter. If the filter is located beneath the tank, this is likely the most difficult step in the total procedure. The filters on most custom bikes are visible, making maintenance a breeze. If your bike’s airbox is hidden behind a panel, you’ll have to do a little extra work, but you’ll be fine. If your airbox is located beneath your fuel tank, you’ll need to take a few more steps. If the air filter is on the side, it will be fairly simple to replace. To gain access to it, you must remove the cover using a screwdriver. However, if the filter is located beneath the tank, the operation can become more difficult.
Remove the tank’s cover
With the use of a screwdriver, you’ll need to remove the tank’s cover. After lifting the cover slightly, you must detach the hose from the radiator before lifting it fully. To remove the tank, you’ll need to remove more screws. The next step is to turn off the fuel inlet, lift the tank, and disconnect the fuel gauge and the three other connections. The air filter cover is located beneath and can be removed with a screwdriver.
Change the filter
You’ll have easy access to the air filter now, whether it’s on the side or under the tank, so we can remove it and replace it. Take advantage of the fact that you have free access to the area and clean it up.
We must emphasize the significance of this motorcycle maintenance operation, which allows you to keep the engine and the mixture clean.