Disappearing air filter

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by coszam, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. coszam

    coszam Member

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    This air filter is off of a 2009 flstn with 3000 miles on it. this is a stock filter and is the first time i checked it, and to my surprise this is what i found, what could have cause this ?
    I've already ordered a K&N filter, but I'm curious what happen here. the bike was never driven in the rain.
     

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  2. Lancer

    Lancer Junior Member

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    Looks like a non washable filter that was washed, several times.
     
  3. coszam

    coszam Member

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    Never washed, i have been the only owner of this bike.
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Harley had that problem with their paper filters a while back that were being ingested by the motor. I think it has been remedied by now with a different filter media but the K&N is the way to go.
     
  5. coszam

    coszam Member

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    Was there a recall ? maybe i can get a new filter out of them.
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Don't remember any recall but it's worth a try if you bought it yourself from the dealer.
     
  7. coszam

    coszam Member

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    Do you think any of this stuff got into the air chamber and caused any damage ?
     
  8. billyd1

    billyd1 Active Member

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    I've seen rodents do similar things so if it wasn't them be ready for that excuse from the dealer.
     
  9. rscalzo

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    The dark stuff looks like mold. Did it get wet?
     
  10. coszam

    coszam Member

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    No mold, just dirty