i recently bought a bike that had been sitting, for quite some time. i had to have the carb cleaned and now that i've ran a few tanks through it, it runs like a champ. here's my dilema - i need a new air filter, mine has several small holes in it. none of them are larger than a match head, but neither is a grain of sand. of of the parts guys told me not to stress it, that he's seen people run with alot worse filters. however, i've always heard that as little as TWO properly placed grains of sand can wreak havoc on cylinder walls. my driveway is a hundred yards of str8 sand. just from going to and from my garage, i've found a light layer of sand all over the bike (tank, jugs, everything). the other parts guy told me he would be very careful and IF he was me and wanted to ride the bike, he'd push it out to the paved road and start it there. also, he'd shut it off, at my gate, and push it to the garage. my question - i REALLY REALLY wanna take the bike out, tonight, and it's looking like another 10 days before i get the filter. if i push it from the shop to the paved road (and back, when returning), am i putting myself in significant risk of engine damage or excess wear causing lack of performance? thanks guy.