How do I clean my air filter?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Rafaelw, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. Rafaelw

    Rafaelw Member

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    Stock filter 13 Heritage, 5000 miles on bike. Would like to clean myself. Thanks
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  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Hot soapy water let air dry for stock filter
     
  3. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Never cleaned a newer one BUT,,,I'd go at it with ari on the inside blowing outward. I have used Air even on the outside blowing Carefully across the veins to remove larger debris.

    Of course this is with the element out and off the bike.

    I have and many others have used the ones you can Wash in water. Swishing around in a soapy laundry tub is my favorite way, then run water from the inside thru to the outside. Removing water: I use a long arm circle wind-up motion in an out-door spot to remove excess. I lube with WD-40. I know there are other lubes out there Made for the Mesh air filters but I llke my WD...

    Paper elements are easily Replaced with a new one, think that is what HD recommends. I have still blown then with air from the inside to the out to remove dust/dirt.:s
    Light tapping also accomplishes some cleaning...

    just my way

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  4. Rafaelw

    Rafaelw Member

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    Thanks guys!
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  5. Harttoo

    Harttoo Senior Member

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    Owners manual tells how to clean paper filter and advises not to oil.Check it out.
     
  6. glazier

    glazier Junior Member

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    Harley filters = no oil

    K&N filters = light mist of oil
     
  7. deepsleep

    deepsleep Member

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    Stock filter...if it's covered, you should be good. Check again around 10,000 miles.
     
  8. 03HD883R

    03HD883R Active Member

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    I have a stock paper filter, and I clean it every 5k with compressed shop air.

    I've only replaced it once so far.
     
  9. 34thestickupkid

    34thestickupkid Active Member

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    Good Infomation,thanks Family