Air Filter Service - GTR1400

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Air Filter Service - GTR1400

Post by Boxer » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:56 am

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Whilst we’re waiting for Bill’s engine come back from the workshop assembled, here’s a riff on service to the air filter of the venerable GTR1400.

In May 2017 I installed a reusable BMC air filter and after about 10,000Ks decided to give the filter a clean.

1. Filter removed from the bike, dirt side vacuum cleaner cleaned to remove the larger bits of stuff and now soaking dirty side down in solvent to float off the sand and grit. The red colour in the solvent is from the oil used in manufacture to enhance filtration of the air.
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Air filter 1
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2. Left hand side of the bulk head showing the aperture for the filter with cover and bracket holding electrical bits and pieces removed and to one side.
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Air filter 2
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3. On removing the filter from the air box I could see (with the help of a good torch) inside the air box two good size handfuls of the remnants of various insects (bees, grass hoppers, flies, etc, etc). To get these out I rigged up an extension to my vacuum cleaner so as to get inside the air box and vacuum all the debris out – and it worked a treat.
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Air filter 3
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Re: Air Filter Service - GTR1400

Post by Boxer » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:58 am

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4. Here you can see the patented objet d'art hard at work.
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Air filter 4
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5. With the crap removed from the air box, the filter cleaned of dust, dirt, sand and re oiled the filter is replaced in the air box.
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Air filter 5
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6. Filter fully inserted into the air box.
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Air filter 6
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Re: Air Filter Service - GTR1400

Post by Boxer » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:00 am

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7. Cover replaced.
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Air filter 7
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8. Bracket holding electrical stuff and heat insulation replaced.
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Air filter 8
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9. Another view of same also showing location of coolant overflow tank.
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Air filter 9
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Re: Air Filter Service - GTR1400

Post by Boxer » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:08 pm

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Some supplementary photos:

1. View of the radiator cap buried under layers of fairing panels:
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Air filter 12
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2. Second (and better/louder) horn mounted within vestigial space under right side upper faring panel onto a faring support strut:
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Air filter 11
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3. Left (business) side of throttle body where throttle actuation cables get to do their thing:
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Air filter 10
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Re: Air Filter Service - GTR1400

Post by Boxer » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:22 pm

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And now a word from our sponsors:
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This (again) from the Kawasaki corporate museum in Kobe Japan.



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Re: Air Filter Service - GTR1400

Post by Buzz » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:31 am

Gald to see your time is well occupied Boxer. Buzz.

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