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Post by Frenchy »

This isn't necessarily a "How To", as much as it is a "Don't Do"..... :shock:

The following are pictures of intake plenums.

The first is on a customers bike. He purchased the bike last year. Fired it up & road it a bit........ Look in the plenum, that's rust from the screens..... Not something you want to suck into the cylinders!!


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The next shot is the mouse nest right in front of the breather intake:


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A fair bit was on the filter, restricting air flow.........



The next is another customer bike. He couldn't figure out why she wouldn't run either........ BTW, that's another mouse nest:


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Yes I charge extra for varment removal............... :evil:


So in closing:

Before you try to start a bike for the first time, check inside the plenum!
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Gee, maybe we should make and install a plug for the plenum for us northern winter riders. I've had mice in my rides, too.

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Well, as long as your bike doesn't set too long (as the first one did), & you have an air filter in it (as the second one didn't), you should be OK. But you want to look down in there anyways.... ;)
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