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Air filter burnt hole in it

Post by Tickymonks » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:34 pm

Took bike to have mcct fitted mechanic has noticed a burnt hole in the air filter ,any ideas what's caused this and why please?

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Re: Air filter burnt hole in it

Post by Wicky » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:39 pm

Did it intake a discarded fag end?

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Re: Air filter burnt hole in it

Post by VTRDark » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:15 am

Another worthless blogger talking shite and wasting bandwidth FFS Maybe he should get off the bike and walk if he wants low risk. Riding a motorcycle comes with risks, man up is what I would say. I wonder if he only approaches single woman. Is he going to have a go at her if some road gravel flicks up from the tyre. Or who's he going to tell off when it's a bit of hail hit him at speed. A real biker would be smoking while riding. :crazy: Geez I've had a lit fag butt land inside my lid. I didn't blame the driver but blamed myself for having an open visor. That gets you stopping quick and whipping the lid off your head in a mad panic. The same with a Bea of Wasp. TBH I'm more concerned about her littering than the fact that it's a lit fag butt that might hit a biker unless it it was a roll up and 100% biodegradable. The chances of a lit fag getting inside the filter from a car is zero.

As for the burnt hole in your air filter it could be a bit of flame spat back up from a cylinder. It could be someone's fag dropped on it while on the floor during strip down or any number of things. Maybe there was bug on there and someone thought it would be fun to take a lighter to it and burn it off maybe the bug was smoking a fag or hot rock fallen out of a spliff :lol: If it's a bad hole then change the filter and be done with it or wait and see if it happens again.
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Re: Air filter burnt hole in it

Post by Tickymonks » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:32 am

I only asked as thought could be a cause of something serious, I’ve been a biker since 17 now 55 my first VTR that’s all thanks for your comments lol

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Re: Air filter burnt hole in it

Post by Pete.L » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:22 pm

It’s very unusual. I’ve never heard of it before... on any bike come to think of it.
The VTR is known for carb farts or backfires. If yours is doing that a lot I would look at there being a problem and investigate. If it only happens once in a while I wouldn’t worry and just replace the filter and carry on


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Re: Air filter burnt hole in it

Post by Tickymonks » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:08 pm

Thanks Pete l

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Re: Air filter burnt hole in it

Post by tony.mon » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:02 pm

It could be that someone has sprayed easy start into the airbox intake trying to get it going. Or "cleaned" the filter with something flammable.
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity.

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