Expensive Oops: Hole in S/E AC

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by oldhippie, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

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    Just my luck. Went to clean my air filter. It was a little snug when I tryed to take it off. When it let go it bumped up onto the mounting sleeve and put a pen-head sized hole in the element:(. The pain part is I'm over an hour from the nearest shop for parts and it's too late today to run in for it, working 12 hr shifts all weekend so can't run in 'til Tuesday at the earliest.
    I was thinking of placing a small bit of tape over the hole from the outside and seal it up with Automotive Goop (glue) until I can run in for a new filter.

    Any thoughts, suggestions?
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Wrap some panty hose around it works for me
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    As jack said a pair of tights wrapped round the filter will block any amount of holes but if you only have the one hole then any form of plugging the hole should see you through ok

    Brian
     
  4. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

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    Thanks Jack & Brian. Your ideas are much appreciated. Panty hose never occurred to me, but then again a buddy of mine used it in a pinch when caught riding in cold weather so they seal air pretty good.
    I went with glue and tape and it looks like it'll seal it good. Now if the weather would cooperate (and the lotteries, $50 Mil draw tonight; but I won't hold my breath on either right now).
     
  5. cowboywildbill

    cowboywildbill Active Member

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    A little goop or silicone should seal it. Make sure it dries/cures before riding. If you use the panty hose make sure you remove them from the lady that's wearing them before you try to put them over the air cleaner. "LOL":bigsmiley30:
     
  6. jaceddie

    jaceddie Junior Member

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    Great solutions! It amazes me what the collective minds here can come up with.
     
  7. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Good thing for the forum rules and the POOF button! These minds could get out of hand pretty quick, I'm thinkin.

    Bodeen
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Dont encourage Glider He carries a big hammer:p
     
  9. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Don't know why you would say that :D

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  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Oh Oh, I knew it was coming:D