I would think the filter is made of paper, unless it is a K & N. Water would ruin the paper element, K & N sells a kit to clean their filters which is a solvent that can be rinsed with water, but make sure the filter is completely dry when you reinstall it. If the element is paper and you have access to an air compressor, try blowing the dirt off the filter, that will give you a bit more life but you will need to replace the filter eventually as not all the dirt can be blown out of the paper, just the big chunks.
Sponge filter is stock on these older 400's Wes.
I use Simple Green degreaser...Simply because someone left a 5 gallon bucket of the concentrated stuff here and it became mine.
Soak it and then rinse and dry thoroughly. Don't over oil it afterward either as the oil is just to trap the fine dust and not lubricate anything!
GENTLY wash it out with liquid soap & warm/hot water.....
I use paper towels to dab it almost dry....then a bit of warm
air from a hair dryer. When dry, slip it into a zip-lock type of
sandwich baggie....quart-size I think, & with a long-tip
oiler can, squirt a bit of oil into the bag, directly onto the foam
filter. CAREFULLY...very carefully, smush the oil around inside
the baggie, to get a bit of oil all over into the filter. When you
are satisfied with your efforts, remove the filter, & put it into
a couple of sections of paper-towels, making a sandwich.
Press-squeeze the the paper towel-filter-sandwich to remove
excess oil, then re-install the filter into the air cleaner housing.
Ta DAAA...you're done. Well, not until you wash your hands.. :lol:
I use Simple Green as a degreaser for all kinds of things, it is great stuff! I have neglected to pull mine to clean it as I have had too dang many health issues to ride mine as much as I would like too. I am hoping for a better year coming up. Thanks Steve, nowI know I can just clean it and reuse it.
Because it is an "oiled foam filter". It traps fine dust, just as with K&N's oiled cotton gauze filters. For years I have used the "baggie" trick and ATF for these sort of filters--on my '03 400 this gets done at every oil change, each 2500 miles for me. I picked up another filter on eBay (actually a whole air box, for $20) so I could have one still in the baggie ready to go, and clean the dirty one at my convenience...
So I'm riding home from the store and all of a sudden I have 0 power taking off from a stop. Once I get up to speed it seems normal. Has anyone else had a problem like this? Edit: Forgot to say that it is wide open throttle in the video.
Okay. I was a past owner, 400 and 650...and now, I've bought the newest, and the oldest, Burgman 400 It's a 2006, with 14000 miles.
Got it for cheap. It passed, barely, the test ride.
Background: Was serviced. An independent secondhand dealer had it. Coolant, brake fluid, all...
Gents I have a pdf copy of a Suzuki manual for the 03 Burgman if anyone needs it. I can do a dropbox link to download, email it but it is a big file or send it by we transfer. PM me your email and preference if it is any good to you. Likely put the dropbox link on here eventually when I get...
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